- By 2030, there will be a 60% increase in the number of individuals with caring responsibilities in the UK. This shift in the kind of work that we will be doing will require not just new funding arrangements but also robust infrastructure and working conditions.
- In this paper, we propose a network of Long Term Care Centres (LTCCs) that can form a key part of the new ‘caring economy’ that delivers for those that need care and those providing it.
- These centres would:
+ Separate acute care and long term care.
+ Demedicalise the home.
+ Bring different forms of care into one place, growing cooperative care and supporting migrant care-workers.
- We provide a set of high quality prototype illustrations of what Long Term Care Centres could deliver in terms of space and service.