Caring: A Family Affair Social Care & Social Work Care is needed at all stages of life. This free course, Caring: A family affair, makes care in the family its focus because the overwhelming majority of care, including health care, is supplied in families, much of it in private, much of it unnoticed and unremarked upon. The meaning of the term (informal carer) and the word (care) itself are explored. The Open University The Open University Course text/html K100_1 K100_1 en-GB Copyright © 2016 The Open University Archive