City Hall

What if we could decide for ourselves?

Today there is in an unequal distribution both of who carries out care work and of who receives care. While poor, migrant, racialized, and feminized people fall into the first category, care is primarily received by those who can afford to pay for it.

It must be society’s responsibility to provide the necessary care infrastructure (hospitals, daycares, schools, mental health facilities, etc.). And this infrastructure must be established in a way that takes into account the diverse and changing needs throughout a person’s life and that respond to different local conditions. To do so, first it is necessary to find out who, independently of their economic possibilities, wants and needs support, and what kind of support. And it requires democratic planning in which everyone affected – those giving and those receiving care – can participate. For example, regional councils could emerge, as could many other formats and practices with which we are not yet familiar.