Caring for the earth, caring for each other – Isaac Stanley at CLES
“During the peak of the first lockdown, people gathered on their doorsteps to clap for carers. Now it’s time to truly recognise their value.
“The inadequacies of England’s current adult social care system have been harrowingly exposed by Covid-19. However, the origins of the present crisis long precede the pandemic. For too long, caring and nurturing work, predominantly performed by women, has been devalued. Caring for the earth, caring for each other: a radical industrial strategy for adult social care, a new joint report from CLES and Common Wealth, argues that care work should be valued and invested in as green work, and calls for a people-centred industrial strategy for adult social care.”
“the care system should be at the heart of the plan for a just and green recovery”
piece continues here: https://cles.org.uk/blog/caring-for-the-earth-caring-for-each-other/