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Care transactions

Introduction

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Arrangements for care and support which people manage for themselves or have organised for them privately or informally tell us something about the shifting borders between funded and non-funded care, between health and social care, and between paid and unpaid care work. They also demonstrate how the reality of the mixed economy of care is played out in the arrangements which people make for care and suipport in their own households.

This unit focuses on the care arrangments people make and the kinds of transactions these arrangements involve. In it you will hear from five people, and those they are involved with, talking about the kinds of care transactions they are engaged in.

The audio clips were recorded in 2000.

Participants in the audio clips:

  • Helen Robinson is the presenter;

  • Diane Mallet is a carer;

  • Enid Francis is a carer;

  • John Avery is a carer;

  • Sarah Fletcher is a disabled student;

  • Katherine Shipley is Alex Zinger's daughter;

  • Alex Zinga is in need of caring;

  • Stanley Mallet is in need of caring.

This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Care, welfare and community (K202) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in this subject area [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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