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Care in the UK

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careCare in the UK will run during January on You and Yours and Woman's Hour. Find details and audio of programmes here.

WEEK ONE . . .

Monday 7 January – It Could Be You
(You and Yours)
Carolyn Atkinson and Peter White investigate the state of care provision in the UK. We hear from four generations of a Lancashire family each of whom need care or give care. And we ask Care Minister Ivan Lewis, what's the future for care in the UK?
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Tuesday 8 January - Older Women as Carers
(Woman's Hour)
An estimated 1.5 million people over 60 are carers in the UK. What specific problems do older carers face and what can be done to support them?
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 Wednesday 9 January – Tony Robinson
Tony Robinson(You and Yours) Is the way we treat people who are old and dependent 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 that it is.
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Thursday 10 January - Care Homes
(Woman's Hour)
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. We discuss the issues raised by the film.
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Thursday 10 January - Looking After Mum
Pter, mum and borther Colin(You and Yours) Peter 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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Friday 11 January - Ventilated Children
(Woman's Hour)
We hear from one of the 700 UK families with a child in need of long-term ventilation, depending on complex medical equipment to survive.
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Friday 11 January – Care in Literature
(You and Yours) How the notion of social care has been reflected in the literary works of the past century and beyond. 
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