Care Work, Crewe and the Deindustrialised Economy

For those who can afford it care is expensive, yet the work itself is usually poorly-paid, performed under increasingly stressful conditions and often contracted out to private providers. John Merrick outlines the effects the care crisis is having in his hometown of Crewe. 

John Merrick, Verso

A crisis of care grips British society. For those who can afford it care is expensive, yet the work itself is usually poorly-paid, performed under increasingly stressful conditions and often contracted out to private providers. Those who can’t afford to navigate the system of privatised care, or who the country’s strained public system will not stretch to accommodate, have to spend longer caring for their relatives and loved ones.

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Source: John Merrick, Verso, 21st June 2021

Published by CHARM Greater Manchester

CHARM, the Community for Holistic, Accessible, Rights Based Mental Health was launched by The Organic Recovery Learning Community in September 2020.

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