Social care as a local economic solution (2017)

Image of a carer holding the hands of an elderly lady.

What would happen if you thought about social care as a way to revitalise local economies, rather than drain them?

In a departure from my usual domain I wrote this report for NEF (2017) in partnership with Localise West Midlands. It was fascinating.

A focus on new models of care could be a win-win in difficult times. To be clear: none of this excuses the need for national Government to put a proper amount of funding into the system. But for pioneering local areas, care could be the engine of a new approach to economic development that starts from the needs of communities, not big investors

(NEF original report link)

It was covered as an exclusive in the Guardian.