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This free course, The Adur Carers Project, will help you to understand how people feel about being carers, and what their main concerns are.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- understand how carers can sometimes perceive their role.
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The Adur Carers Project
The caring people do for family members or close friends is often difficult to define, as you're probably aware. Sometimes people are reluctant to be described as being a ‘carer’ because it signals a change in a relationship, or a change in someone's lifestyle.
How people talk about care, and the meanings that they give to what they do, can influence many aspects of caring relationships. It may determine whether help is provided in the first place, and also what kind of help is given.
In this course, you’ll be listening to two audio clips featuring some carers in West Sussex. They are talking about their experiences of caring for members of their families.
The audio was recorded in 2000.
Participants in the audio programme:
Helen Robinson is the presenter;
Jonathan Smith is part of Adur Carers Association;
Jane Weston is part of the Carers Liaison project;
Julie Runseg is part of Adur Carers Association;
Les and Jane H are carers;
Pat is a telephone operator for the liaison office and was a carer.
Adur is an area in West Sussex.
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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