Make Care Fair campaign launch at the Senedd

Friday June 9th, 2023

by Rose Widlake

WEN Wales, Carers Wales and Oxfam Cymru representatives were at the Senedd this week to formally launch the Make Care Fair campaign. Jane Bryant MS sponsored the event, which took place during Carers Week. Members of the Senedd from all parties attended to lend their support to the campaign. The event also featured the launch of the Make Care Fair Briefing – read it here. Thank you to everyone who took the time to attend our launch and show their support for the campaign. Photos are available here.

The Make Care Fair Campaign aims to highlight the inequalities and challenges facing paid and unpaid carers in Wales. Led by Women’s Equality Network Wales, the coalition campaign is backed by Carers Wales, Chwarae Teg, Oxfam Cymru, Race Council Cymru, and Wales TUC.

The campaign calls for:

  • An extension of the childcare offer to all children from the age of six months, regardless of the parents’ employment status.
  • A sector-wide real living wage for social care and childcare workers.
  • Strategic government investment in care to reduce income inequalities for paid and unpaid carers and to boost the economy.
  • Unpaid care work for all ages to be recognised and valued accordingly, with appropriate investment in respite care and breaks, support services and action to improve identification of unpaid care.

Sign up to support the campaign and share your story here.

Read more about the campaign here.