Siobhán provided a letter submission to this consultation which fully endorsed the full consultation response made by WRDA.
In the letter response Siobhán highlighted the need for a Caring Economy based on gender equality, wellbeing and sustainability as a way of addressing the crisis in the care sector. The letter also pointed to the Feminist Recovery Plan sections on care and stressed the importance of the voluntary and community sector in providing services around health and care. It highlighted how the work of the voluntary and community sector, including the women’s sector, is often undervalued and unseen by Government and that it is vital for Government to recognise and value the expertise in the sector. The letter called for increased representation of women on Partnership Boards given the gendered nature of care.
The Consortium’s letter submission to this consultation is available here