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Caregiving is more than a social safety net

Brendan Martin

” . . . reform should build on the emerging evidence that community-based approaches can create better care and jobs at lower cost” says Buurtzorg Britain and Ireland’s Brendan Martin in this letter of his, which was recently featured in the Financial Times.

It reveals some of Brendan’s thoughts about social care, which illustrate why we are organising our #CaringPlaces21 festival.

Read it here or online:

Of course, you can hear more from Brendan Martin on his views on ‘How can all of us and our communities live our best lives on our own terms, and how should services and institutions help us?’ at our upcoming festival.

Brendan will be kicking off the proceedings by facilitating a conversation with Katie Kelly, Cormac Russell and Hazel Stuteley to address the question: What makes a community healthy? This will be just one of ’12 conversations and hundreds of natters’ taking place that day and we’d love you to join in the conversation too.

Find out more and register here: