The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the precariousness of the UK social care system.
Madeleine Bunting’s new book, Labours of Love, provides a powerful account of the current state of the system through an in-depth investigation into the value placed on care work, the history of care and the pressures on carers and the cared-for in a marketized system. It sheds light on the situation through the testimonies of care workers.
This conversation explores the reality of care in a modern global economy and how the vital work of care has come to be devalued at a time when its importance to the functioning of society has never been greater.
As with all member events, questions from the audience drive the conversation.