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1.5 Young carers

Who is left out of the definition of informal carer? At first sight, taking account of the four complications noted above means that no one is left out. The definition can embrace anyone who is taking unpaid responsibility for the welfare of another person. Where do children and young people come into this? Maybe in answering Activity 5 you considered whether parenting young children makes you a carer. Looking after young children is not usually seen as making someone a carer. It is seen as m
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2.3 Video activity: Discussion

A key aspect of this work is ‘partnership’. Service users are called ‘members’ at Redcar & Cleveland Mind and Jane spoke about their involvement as being integral to the service. Members may also be volunteers and have roles on the executive committee. For example, the co-chairs of the executive committee are also members of Redcar & Cleveland Mind. The service has evolved as a response to members and Jane likes to hear their views directly, as well as through colleagues. Jane conside
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By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • show knowledge and understanding of the critical importance of service users' views in all aspects of health and social care management.


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3.4 Sarah and John talking under a streetlight

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Read the Case Study ‘Sarah's story: Under the streetlight’

6 Audio clip 3: Ernest

At the time of the interview, Ernest was 28 years old. He was living in the Cyrenians' hostel, where he had been for some time. He was trying to find employment, and was contemplating a move to independent living. However, he felt somewhat frightened at the prospect of leaving the security of the hostel, which he likened to a family.

Ernest is from Kenya. He first came to Britain, and Swansea, as a student, eight years before the interview. You will hear about the difficulties he faced
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2 Schemes run by Swansea Cyrenians in 1999

A hostel, which provided accommodation for 13 people, predominantly men, in individual rooms and an overflow shed. It was run in partnership with the Family Housing Association. Three-quarters of its funding came from the Welsh Assembly, and a quarter from the local authority.

Another important source of revenue was Housing Benefit, through which residents were able to pay their accommodation charges. This varied enormously. Residents classified as ‘vulnerable’, like those with ment
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8 Summary and key themes

In this unit you have been introduced to a diverse range of ideas about health. To recap, the themes and ideas you have met in this unit are:

  • The diversity of accounts of health. An important theme of this unit is that there is a great diversity in what people mean when they talk of health; sometimes these meanings conflict and sometimes they can coexist but health is a creative and multifaceted concept.

  • The importance of
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2.6 The failure of CAM therapeutic relationships

Although therapeutic relationships have the capacity to heal, they can also harm. In reality, the outcome of most therapeutic encounters and relationships lies somewhere on a continuum between good and harm. Few therapeutic relationships are a complete success but, judging by the number of complaints, even fewer are a complete disaster. Studies of therapeutic encounters invariably show high levels of patient satisfaction (see, for example, Sharma, 1992; Kelner et al., 2000). None the less, it
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2.3 Changing notions of the therapeutic relationship and responsibility

The shift in practitioner-patient relationships in the last 30 years was described earlier in this book. In addition, Budd and Sharma note that in industrialised societies the nature of the majority of illnesses presented to doctors has changed from acute to chronic and, along with this, the nature of the healing relationship has also changed (1994, p. 11). For many long-term conditions, orthodox treatment can provide only short-term gains. Instead, the key issue is the management of symptoms
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By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • understand the diversity of values associated with the use and provision of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) and explore some of the legal and ethical issues associated with CAM use;

  • reflect upon and critically evaluate personal and lived experiences of health in relation to CAM;

  • relate ethics and values to your own personal situation and to that of others within a given case study or scena
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3.1 An overview of the issues

As Section 2.3 demonstrated, there has been a long tradition of valuing play in early years settings. Most definitions and descriptions of, and justifications for, play are from the adult's point of view. The dominant discourse of play in early years settings presents play as fun, enjoyable, free from externally-imposed rules,
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By the end of this unit you should be able to answer the following questions:

  • What can very young babies do?

  • How can adults and older children involve babies fully in everyday life and help them feel valued?


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Introduction

This unit will help you understand the general issues of children's rights as well as exploring childhood and children's needs. It is also possible to link these ideas to the wider issue of the social construction of difference and power. The materials are primarily an audio file, originally 28 minutes in length and recorded in 1998.

This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Social policy: welfare, power and diversity (D218) which is no longer taught by The
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4.3.2 Children in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge

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Figure 15 Drawing by a Cambodian child depicting events under Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge, a period that lasted from 1975 to 1979.

In 1975, P
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4.3.1 Child soldiers in Sierra Leone, Burma and Uganda

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Figure 14 Child soldier with a gun in Sierra Leone.

Concern about child soldiers grew in the 1990s, with the conflict in Sierra Leone i
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1.3.1 The importance of friendship

When children are asked about the things that are important in their experience of education one factor appears to be important above all others – friendship.

In a study of 2,527 children in 500 primary and secondary schools in one local education authority (LEA) in the north-west of England 62.8 per cent stated that happiness at school was the result of friendships (Whittaker, Kenworthy and Crabtree, 1998). This included best friends and also friendly teachers and other friendly pupi
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1.6 Philosophies

In your overall approach to your work with young people, you will be taking on different characters at different times. Being able to identify these, and take on the most appropriate character at any given time, is an important part of working professionally. However, this is not simply a process of assessing the situation and then selecting the most appropriate character to deal with it. Working with people at any age is far less precise and technical than this; it involves referring to our
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