What is care4care?

 

How it works

care4care, the brainchild of Professor Heinz Wolff, is a game-changing solution to one of the most pressing challenges facing British society today: how to care for our ageing population now, and how to ensure that we will be cared for in the future. At a time of deep cuts and uncertainty over the future of our pensions, care4care looks to the value we put on mutuality and reciprocity.   care4care will provide support for older people through mutual exchange: ‘support provided by me now in return for support for me later 'care4care members earn ‘care credits’ by supporting/caring for an older person in their local community. The hours of support members provide are recorded in their individual care credit account for the member's own future use or to support a relative or friend now.

 

News from care4care

Carer's Week 10-16 June

June 10-16 is Carers Week - part of a UK-wide awareness campaign aiming to improve the lives of carers and the people they care for.  It is delivered by a partnership of national charities - Age UK, Carers Trust, Carers UK, Macmillan cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, MS Society, Parkinsons UK, and is supported by Independent Age, the Stroke Association and Carewell.  There are events all over the country and details can be found at the Carers Week website.

Daily Politics

Heinz Wolff appeared on the BBC2 program Daily Politics with Jo Coburn and Giles Dilnot on Wednesday 15 may 2013.  He discussed Care4Care and the future of care for the elderly with Norman Lanb - Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk - and Emma Reynolds - Labour MP for Wolverhampton.  He is now looking forward to a meeting with Norman Lamb in his role as Minister of State for Care and Support to discuss the issue in more detail.  The segment can be viewed on the BBC website until 21 May.

 

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