Monthly Archives: February 2011

Care Workers needs are so often not met

So much is expected of care workers – they may be caring for many people during the course of a working week; working long hours, completing many difficult tasks,  often without feedback or supervision. I spent friday evening with 10 … Continue reading

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Respect

Some definitions of respect:- ‘The state of being regarded with honor or esteem.’ ‘Willingness to show consideration or appreciation.’ ‘To feel or show deferential regard for; esteem.’ ‘To avoid violation of or interference with’ To what extent are the older … Continue reading

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Undivided Attention

We all benefit from recieving undivided attention from another person each day. The people that we met in the making of Knowing You Matter were so grateful for the time we spent listening to them and witnessing their stories. Can … Continue reading

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The value care work brings to society

The opening scene from the film is now on the homepage. Some of the words from elders who took part:- “There should be, I think, more concern on the type of person they are sending in to look after the … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Patronise our Elders

The second scene from the Knowing You Matter film is on the homepage. Please take a few minutes to sit and listen to what Hylda is saying. The home where she lives is very warm and respectful. Hylda is 96 … Continue reading

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