Giving caregivers, staff and their families a say in the services they depend on
As a new report warns that social care in England is at a 'tipping point', it's clear that only co-operation can solve this 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.
It's time to end a shameful chapter in which those closest to us – and the people we trust to care for them – are treated as objects of profit.
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.
There is a gap in public debates about wellbeing and care - co-operative models can create services that boost social capital and improve health outcomes.
Labour & Co-operative Assembly Members have been appointed to key roles in the new Welsh Government
Members in Shropshire along with users and providers have been exploring the main issues facing Health and Social Care Services and how co-operative solutions might help.
Foundation hospitals were a radical step when introduced - but 10 years on, more work needs to be done to make them truly owned by their members.
There is more to do to create a health service based on genuine mutuality between the professionals and the public.
Councillor Patrick Vernon looks at the future of co-operative structures in the National Health Service.
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