Who are we

We are group of seven organisations in Bristol representing its diverse communities: Bristol Women’s Voice, Bristol Black CarersChinese Community Wellbeing SocietyMarch of the Mummies Bristol. West of England Centre for Independent LivingWomen and the Economy Task Group and the  Women’s Budget Group. 

What we want

We call on employers, the West of England Combined Authority (WECA), Bristol City Council and national government to adopt the caring economy as a strategic driver for investment across public services, training, skills, transport, environmental sustainability and for those disadvantaged by poverty and discrimination.

In the lead-up to the 2024 local and national elections, we bring the voices of women, those caring, care workers and those who may be cared for to the attention of politicians, employers and health and social care providers.

We ask:

  • What value have you placed on the caring economy?
  • Where is care on your priority list for the future?
  • What can you do to support a caring economy?
  • How will you ensure this commitment becomes a reality?
How can you take action? 

We believe that caring is everyone’s business and that real change within our society needs to happen. Caring is fundamental to the infrastructure of our society and the foundation of our communities. If we continue to undervalue caring as the core of our societal well-being, we will continue to see the breakdown of society. 

You can: 

  • share our message on social media;
  • volunteer with us on our campaign;
  • sign-up to be a supporter

Every small act helps us call for change to invest in a caring economy for carers, care workers and those who may be cared at local, national and corporate level. 

Take Action

Read our briefings on:

Caring Economy Launch at BWV AGM.
Group of logos of organisations that are part of the caring economy campaign