Author: Catherine Rowett

Professor Catherine Rowett currently holds a teaching and research position in philosophy at the University of East Anglia. From May 2019 to January 2020 she served as Green Party MEP for the East of England, participated in debates and votes concerning Brexit and the European Green deal, and oversaw files on freight transport and aviation. Catherine is currently Green Party spokesperson for work, employment and social security, and deputy coordinator of the Eastern Region Green Party. She lives in Norwich.

Social Care: who foots the bill?

Catherine Rowett
Carer with elderly woman on a bed

Those years in ill health are when we need assistance, but few can afford to pay for it. Many working-age people devote hours of unpaid time to providing it for family members and neighbours where there’s insufficient support from official providers.