Caring for adults
Caring for adults

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Caring for adults


This free course was written by Frances Doran (Operations Training Supervisor at Leonard Cheshire Disability) and John Rowe (Lecturer for The Open University).

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Activity 3: Transcript: (Stephen Fry) from Keeping Britain Alive, Episode 2 © BBC


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