Policy forum to explore the value of care work and its links with poverty


Academics and social justice campaigners based in Scotland will come together next week to discuss the importance of paid and unpaid care work and how it can trap people into poverty.

The UWS-Oxfam Partnership, a joint venture between the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) and Oxfam, will invite stakeholders to discuss what needs to change in Scotland to ensure a fair recognition of care work and the representation of carers in decision making when it comes to creating care policies.

The forum, set to take place on January 21, will deliberate the risk factors of paid and informal carers being trapped in poverty; what kinds of evidence drives change; and the research that the UWS-Oxfam Partnership could contribute to this topic.

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Speakers will include Dr Hartwig Pautz, whose ‘Decent Work’ report was used to lobby the Scottish Government to ensure people working in the care sector experience better working conditions; and Rhiannon Sims, who is leading Oxfam’s domestic poverty programme in Scotland with its strategic focus on the value of care work.

The event takes place in Room P116 in the P Block on the University’s Paisley Campus at 10.30am.

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