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Building a Politics of Care Post-COVID

Monday 27th September3pm4:30pm
Friends Meeting House

It is now a platitude to say we have a crisis of care in this country, but the experience of the pandemic has brought home what this really means. Not only did it expose the deeply inadequate support and provision for disabled people, the very old and the very young, it also exposed how we are dependent on each other and our institutions when it comes to living a healthy and enjoyable life. As well as exploring what a genuinely caring society could look like, we’ll be hearing proposals from disabled trade unionists about the idea of a National Independent Living Support Service (NILSS) and why this would be transformative.


Jo is a Professor in the Sociology department at City, University of London and author of Against Meritocracy (2018) and co-author of The Care Manifesto (2020)


Lynne Segal is a socialist feminist academic, activist and author of books including ‘Radical Happiness’ (2017) and co-author of The Care Manifesto (2020)

Ellen is a Disabled People Against Cuts activist and the disabled people's representative on the Labour Party NEC.

Martha Foulds is a DPAC member, trade unionist and social care recipient based in Sheffield

Dan Carden is the Labour MP for Liverpool Walton, and Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury.

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The Care Collective (Andreas Chatzidakis, Jamie Hakim, Jo Littler, Catherine Rottenberg and Lynne Segal) was formed in 2017, originally as a London-based reading group aiming to understand and address the multiple crises of care. Each coming from a different discipline, we have been active both collectively and individually in diverse academic and political contexts

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the following organisations in our educational and research work:
Lipman Miliband TrustRosa Luxemburg Stiftung LondonBarry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust
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