In front of an audience author and journalist Madeleine Bunting untangles the many definitions of 'care' we may encounter over the course of a life.
Author and journalist Madeleine Bunting - in front of an audience at the British Academy - argues that an 'achievement society', like ours, is no place for old people: one-third of those who seek social care are depressed, one million profess themselves lonely. Yet 'care' should be what makes us human.
All this week, Madeleine untangles the many definitions of 'care' we may encounter over the course of a life: who provides it, how it is organized and institutionalised, who pays for it. She also investigates the history and the politics of care which, however one comes to it, faces some huge challenges in the coming future.