Purpose (limit 100 words) The paper provides a response to the previously published paper on "Gerontocracy'. Design/methodology/approach (limit 100 words) The paper views care services through the lens of safeguarding, risks and responsibility in contradistinction from the largely economic and cost relevant argument put forward in the original paper. Findings (limit 100 words) Articulating the contribution of informal carers to integrated care solutions solely from an economic perspective overlooks the wider human and social dimensions of care provision in society. Originality/value (limit 100 words) Engaging in the wider debate about the status, contribution of informal carers to care solutions highlights the complexity of their role in society which should evoke a more holistic debate of this important topic.
- Care and support
- Voluntary and Community Sector
- Integrated provision of care
- Integrated health and social care