Care in the UK runs throughout January on You and Yours and Woman's Hour. Find details and audio of programmes here.
WEEK 3 . . .
Monday 21 January – Juskidz Club
(Woman’s Hour) When 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. Judy Merry meets Cathy and other enthusiastic users of Juskidz in Knowsley. Transcript Listen again
Monday 21 January - Around the World (You and Yours) Social care around the world including reports from the USA, Denmark and Germany, plus expert comment from Professor Julien Forder of the University of Kent. Transcript Listen again
Wednesday 23 January - Time off Work to Care?
(Woman's Hour) The Government has said that social-care is the new child-care. But how will this work in practice and how will it be resourced? The subject is considered by Jenni Murray and guests. Transcript Listen again
Wednesday 23 January - Community Care (You and Yours) Caring for Britain’s Asian community. Diet is just one of the specific issues affecting members of ethnic minority communities in need of care.. Transcript Listen again
Thursday 24 January - Living with your mates
(Woman's Hour) Increasingly, people in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s are planning to club together their assets to buy a big house where they can all live on a semi-communal basis. Pie in the sky or a viable alternative to an old age in a winged chair? Transcript Listen again
Thursday 24 Jan - The Cost of Care (You and Yours) 'Would you like to be timed as you wash dress and have breakfast? We discover how councils are starting to pay for care 'by the minute' , rather than in blocks of time, thanks to electronic monitoring systems. ' Transcript Listen again
Friday 25 January - The Savages (You and Yours)
Laura Linney talks about her about her new movie The Savages - in which she stars with Phillip Seymour Hoffman - about caring for their father with dementia. Transcript Listen again