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Care policies

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Care policies encompass public measures concerning the social and economic organization of work to ensure the day-to-day physical and emotional well-being of persons with some level of dependency. They concern both the recipients and providers of care, and include measures to ensure access to the services, time and resources needed for giving and receiving care, as well as regulations and oversight to safeguard its quality. The Social Development Division advocates, with an approach grounded in the rights of care recipients and providers, enshrining care as a pillar of social protection, which should be guided by the principles of equality and solidarity between generations and the genders, and articulated in legislation, policies, programmes, and services constituting integrated care systems.