WBG Respond to Liz Kendall MPs speech about ‘Transforming social care ‘as an economic priority’ post-Covid’

Date Posted: Thursday 29th April 2021

Responding to Liz Kendall MPs speech about ‘Transforming social care ‘as an economic priority’ post-Covid’, WBG Director, Dr Mary-Ann Stephenson said: ‘It’s great to see growing recognition of the need to invest in social infrastructure, including care services. We have seen clearly over the last year that care is as fundamental to the economy as […]

Responding to Liz Kendall MPs speech about ‘Transforming social care ‘as an economic priority’ post-Covid’, WBG Director, Dr Mary-Ann Stephenson said:

‘It’s great to see growing recognition of the need to invest in social infrastructure, including care services. We have seen clearly over the last year that care is as fundamental to the economy as roads, rail and telecoms. But we have a crisis of both childcare and social care in this country, which successive governments have failed to address. Our work at the Women’s Budget Group has shown that investment in care could create 2.7 times as many jobs as the same money invested in construction. And care jobs are green jobs, so have an important part to play in tackling climate change.’

[END]

For further information, please contact:

Thaira Mhearban: thaira.mhearban@wbg.org.uk / 077366 58951/ Communications Officer

 

About Women’s Budget Group

The UK Women’s Budget Group is an independent and not-for-profit organisation whose aims are to promote a gender equal economy through conducting in depth analysis of the impact of policy on women.