Can you solve the UK's social care crisis by putting carers and their patients in charge?

The model could offer solutions as UK social care suffers a serious crisis of underfunding

Hazel Sheffield
Wednesday 03 July 2019 19:18
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Amber Wright, Kate Hammon, Emma Back and Fran Watson from Equal Care Co-op in Hepden Bridge
Amber Wright, Kate Hammon, Emma Back and Fran Watson from Equal Care Co-op in Hepden Bridge

Angie Mossman has a way to describe managing the care of a family member in the village of Blackshaw Head in West Yorkshire, on the top of the hills outside Huddersfield.

“It feels like you’re in a Faustian pact constantly,” she says in a video by Nesta, an innovation foundation. “We were just hoping: someone’s going to turn up, someone’s not going to do something dangerous today. And when I first started to talk to Emma and learnt about what she was trying to achieve [with Equal Care Co-op] I felt that sense of power coming back.”

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