Our care system is designed to look after our parents, grandparents, siblings and friends in some of their most vulnerable moments. But whether it's 5 minute care visits or poverty pay, privatised social care is in crisis.
Last month, we told you about care workers allegedly paid half the minimum wage. But it’s not just care staff let down– all too often, it’s the very people England’s privatised care system is supposed to protect.
The Co-operative Party today calls for an ownership revolution in the social care sector, with carers, those who receive care, and their families represented on the company Boards of private social care providers, and given the right to own their firm when it changes hands.