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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 support in their own households. This free course, Care transactions, explores the mix of paid and unpaid sources of care and support.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- understand that people who give and receive help and support depend on a mix of paid and unpaid sources.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 Arrangements for care and support
- 2 Audio clip 1: Diane Mallett
- 3 Audio clip 2: John Avery
- 4 Audio clip 3: Enid Francis
- 5 Audio clip 4: Sarah Fletcher
- 6 Audio clip 5: Alex Zinga
- 7 Comment on the audio clips: Benefits and payments
- 8 Comment on the audio clips: Care relationships
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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 course 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 OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 2 study in.
This free course includes adapted extracts from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Social Care courses or view the range of currently available OU Social Care courses.
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Originally published: Wednesday, 10th February 2016
Last updated on: Wednesday, 10th February 2016
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