Creating a caring economy: a call to action

The report, Creating a caring economy: a call to action, lands at a unique moment in global history. Reeling from the first wave of a deadly pandemic, perched on the precipice of a second wave and a deep and brutal recession, there was never a better time to ask: do we really want to go back to business as usual?

The report lays out a roadmap to building a #CaringEconomyNow. Working together, across the four nations of the UK, at every level, this report sets out how we can design and demand a new economy: a caring economy which has the wellbeing of individuals, communities and the planet at its centre. 

This report is a call to action: action from governments at all levels; action from businesses, charities and community organisations to work together to build an economy which values care, both paid and unpaid, as the activity that nurtures us all; an economy which ensures that no-one faces discrimination, violence, or poverty, and in which no-one is left – or pushed – behind. This new economy is a caring economy.

The report includes a policy paper from Nursing Studies' Professor Pam Smith.


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