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Care in the UK

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careCare in the UK ran  on Radio 4 throughout January. Find details and audio of programmes here.

See below for some of the season's highlights or click here for week one, here for week two, here for week three, or here to to browse our reports from week four.


The story so far… (You and Yours) An open book
Peter White delves through archives to explore the history of social care. He hears from some familiar, and some rather unexpected voices.
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Tony Robinson - (You and Yours)Tony Robinson Is the way we treat the elderly one of the great social scandals of our time? The television presenter and actor Tony Robinson – perhaps best known as Baldrick in Black Adder - believes so.
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Care Homes - (Woman's Hour)Holding hands Dorothy Tutin’s daughter Amanda Waring sold her flat to raise funds to make a film based on how her mother was treated in hospital. Now she is making a follow up looking at care homes.
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Looking After Mum - (You and Yours) Peter with his mum and brotherPeter White, whose mother came to live with him when she was ill, describes 'Looking after Mum'. He considers the very personal dilemma of whether elderly parents should be “put in a home” or looked after by their children.
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A personal view - (You and Yours) Liz CarrWe asked writer and comedian Liz Carr for her very personal thoughts on being assessed for social care.
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Sudden Disability - (Woman's Hour) CarerWhat is it like to be on the receiving end of care, especially for a previously able-bodied person who is suddenly and unexpectedly in need of care?
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Alternatives to Care - (You and Yours)Cruise shipIs moving into a hotel or taking a cruise a feasible alternative to care?
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Juskidz Club - (Woman’s Hour) Paint (c) Lady AnnDerground/flickr.comWhen Cathy Manley could find no appropriate local clubs or activities for her disabled son, she decided to set up her own, and to invite siblings and parents to join in too.
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Individual Budgets - (You and Yours) Holding hands Is this the short-term answer to the care crisis? We also identify anomalies in the current means-testing system and ask, should it be scrapped for Personal Budgets?
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 Long-term care - (Moneybox Live) Money BoxRadio 4’s personal finance programme looks at funding long term care. Vincent Duggleby and experts took your calls.
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Telecare - (You and Yours) Robot (c) firepile/flickr.com Can gadgets and technology keep people more independent for longer and if so how do they work? As Geoff Adams Spink finds out the social care robot may not be so far away. 
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 Ray Gosling - (You and Yours) Ray GoslingBroadcaster Ray Gosling reveals why moving into sheltered accommodation was the best decision he ever made.
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Care Minister - (You and Yours) BBC Radio TheatreLive from Broadcasting House in London the season concluded as listeners put their questions to care Minister Ivan Lewis.
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Our reports from week one
Week two
Week three
Week four

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