1 Arrangements for care and support
In this audio course, Helen Robinson interviews five different, but not untypical, people who have set up arrangements for care and support, which suit themselves and others. All the arrangements involve cash payments, or have done so at some point in time. However, they all also include transactions which, though they aren't made in cash, involve other forms of exchange – goods, emotions, knowledge, and/or help.
Before you listen to each of the clips, take time to read through the notes about the person who is being interviewed. This will provide you with valuable background information.
As you listen, note down the following details:
- who mentions which benefits and payments, and what they are;
- what people say they do with the money they and others get;
- what other kinds of help people say they get, whether they pay for it and who provides it;
- how they feel about the care relationships they're in.
In Sections 7 and 8, you will be provided with commentaries on all five of the audio clips.