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The Cuba Viva Brigade 2023/4 has met with care workers and residents at the San Rafael Clinic nursing home in Havana. The staff and residents spoke with Rock Around The Blockade brigadistas about the system of care for elderly members of their community. We outlined for them the crisis in Britain’s social care system, such as severe staff shortages, profiteering private companies, and growing waiting lists. We learned that their facility under socialism has 53 staff caring for its 50 residents. Our brigade delivered material aid including games for the residents, gloves for the workers, and they described how Cuba battles the US blockade’s effects on its revolutionary care system.

In Cuba, as the nurses said, care users know that “we are their family”.

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Brigadistas also visited the Plaza de la Revolución to see it lit up at night and to celebrate the 65th anniversairy of the triumph of the Cuban revolution!

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