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Who Cares About Independence?

Wheelchair user, Tom Shakespeare, reflects on what it feels like to be dependent on others and the effect of dependence on identity.

Wheelchair user, Tom Shakespeare, reflects on what it feels like to be dependent on others.

He says care often leaves the recipient in a devalued state.

He calls for society to respond to the challenge of delivering help "without creating domination and infantilisation" and for care to be funded properly.

Producer: Adele Armstrong.

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Presenter Tom Shakespeare
Producer Adele Armstrong

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