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