London – Policy Makers Event – 23rd May

VALUING CARE: FINDING A WAY FORWARD

This FREE half day policy seminar takes place on Monday 23rd May, 9.30am to 2pm at Friends Meeting House, London.

The seminar will explore the theme of undervaluing care within the context of the Political Studies Association’s Commission on the crisis of care in austerity Britain. Given financial constraints, is it inevitable that paid care workers will remain amongst the lowest paid, and unpaid care will remain invisible and undervalued? Is this simply because caring is still dominated by women? How could we achieve a fundamental shift from care work being seen as low skill, low value work? What would be the impact on the quality of care that older and disabled people receive?

This event will be of particular interest to voluntary sector representatives of organisations working in the care sector, those representing carers or providing care services including specialist BAME or disability organisations, trade union representatives, women’s organisations, local and national government representatives, local and national community groups involved in care and support for older or disabled people, young carers’ representatives.

A COMPLETE TIMETABLE AND THE REGISTRATION DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE AT THIS LINK: PSA Care Commission event May

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