Good care is dependent on good care workers.
Working as a professional carer is a stressful and high-pressure job. Making sure carers have the right training and support is crucial.
Care work isn’t confined to the home, or care professions such as nursing or childcare, it also happens in professional life – and it’s mostly done by women.
Once artificial intelligence takes over task-based and calculative jobs, the invisible care work that underpins our offices, marketplaces and institutions could finally become more visible and valued.
A comforting gesture can go a long way.
An emphasis on the autonomy of people with learning disabilities has put distance between care workers and the people they support.
Choice or not to live at home you may still need some sort of support.
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It's no longer about taking dementia seriously, but doing something serious about it.
Care not the only quality.
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