1 Carer means someone who looks after a
friend, relative or neighbour who needs
support because of illness, age or
1.1 Family Carers
(2006) - approx. 6
£57billion a year
1.2 Often feel
2 Ann and Angus
2.1 Angus (79) has
Ann (37) stepdaughter
given up work to care for Angus
2.1.1 Difficulty seeing
herself as a carer
220.127.116.11 Does it matter? Yes for financial/practical support, to budget holders to plan carer
support, to organisations which campaign for the rights of carers and to employers
who are obliged to take account of employee's caring responsibilities.
3 What affects care relationships?
3.1 Quality of relationship
3.1.1 Easier to
3.2.1 'Are aware of acceptable
alternatives yet still
choose to care'
3.3.1 Informal support - easier if
family/friends support you in caring
for an individual
3.3.2 Formal support - from outside
agencies, i.e. care support
worker in mornings/evenings
4 Caring a woman's role?
4.1 Considered a women's job however
men do care, usually for wives or
partners in later life.