1 Brian and Sylvia's experiences
Brian and Sylvia, a married couple in their early sixties, were both bikers until Brian was diagnosed as having Parkinson's Disease. Sylvia became his designated carer, but her own health was deteriorating. Brian had an initial assessment by the social services department, followed by annual review assessments for home care. There were also assessments related to Brian's attendance at a day centre. Sylvia had assessments as a carer, but was looking at having an assessment as a service user.
Listen to the audio clip below. As you are listening, make some notes about the issues mentioned by Brian and Sylvia.
You may find it helpful to list separately:
the conditions of the assessments (for example, what brought them about, where they were carried out and by whom, and the questions asked);
the experience of the assessments (for example, whether Brian and Sylvia felt at ease and as though they were being treated with respect; their reactions to the assessment process and to the assessors).