Angus McPhail 79
Ann Walker 37
performs washing, toileting,
physical labour=taking angus to bed.
keep him company
Care in families
6 million people in the uk provide unpaid support
campaign's for needs for carers
Advantages of being a carer=
carers allowance £45.70 week(July 2007)
receive care from paid workers
support also for Ann
Experiencing family care = hard work, demanding skill, restricting, isolated, emotionally draining, guilt provoking, trapped by sense of duty,obligation,frightening, rewarding
What affects care relationship?
the quality of the relationship, particularly before caring begins.
How much choice people have in becoming a carer and how they manage the caring.
the amount of external support received.
it is estimated that one-third of carers live in poverty, most carer give up there jobs. Extra costs adapting the home, extra heating.poverty = lack of choice.
Support carers get?
Informal support, from families and friends.
Formal support,from outside agencies.
Angus had parkinsons disease affects one in 500 in the uk
lack of info about alternatives, sense of duty means that family members do not feel like they have a choice about taking on the role of a carer
How many people are carers?
The 2001 uk census
68%(3.56 million) provide care for up to 19 hours a week.
11%(0,57 million) provide care for 20-49 hours.
21% (1.9 million) provide care for over 50 hours
175,000 young people under 18 are carers of whom 13,029 care for 50 hours or more a week ( based on office of population censuses and surveys, 2001)
based on the carers uk 2005
70% care for over 65 year olds
38% care for parents
18% care for spouses or partners