Care in the UK runs throughout January on You and Yours and Woman's Hour. Find details and audio of programmes here.
See below for this week’s programming; click here for week one, here for to browse our reports from week two or here to for week three.
Monday 28th January Medical Intervention – Who should decide?
(Woman's Hour) Alison Thorpe hit the headlines for requesting a hysterectomy for her severely disabled daughter. The hospital turned her down but Alison believes she is doing the best for her child. Who should decide? Transcript Listen Again
Monday 28 January - Long-term care (Moneybox Live) Radio 4’s personal finance programme looks at funding long term care. Vincent Duggleby and experts took your calls. Find out more Money Box podcasts Transcript
Tuesday 28 January – Reports and reviews (You and Yours) A report reveals ‘the sharp divide between people who do and do not qualify for certain kinds of help’ as the government announces a fundamental review of eligibility criteria for social care. Transcript Read more on BBC News Health Listen again
Tuesday 28 January – Care for the blind (In Touch) Peter White asks what affect the tightening of eligibility criteria for social care is having on the visually impaired. Factsheet and transcript
Wednesday 30 January - Bringing up Children when you are Disabled
(Woman's Hour) Over 2 million parents are estimated to be disabled in the UK. But how easy is it to raise a child when you’re in need of assistance yourself? What sort of support is available? And how much autonomy is it possible to have? Transcript Listen Again
Thursday 31 January - Care Minister (You and Yours) Live from Broadcasting House in London the season concludes as listeners put their questions to care Minister Ivan Lewis. We also have the results of the care questionnaire. Transcript Listen again
Friday 1st February – Ray Gosling (You and Yours) Broadcaster Ray Gosling reveals why moving into sheltered accommodation was the best decision he ever made. Transcript Listen again