An exploration of the UK carer world

Early words

  1. The words in the blue box above
  2. Paid carers
  3. The broad variety of unpaid carers
  4. The jungle and red tape
  5. Our carees

1    The words in the blue box above

Those above left are among the attributes of the good carer.  On the right are words associated with how any carer can feel while dealing with a seemingly myriad  situation of professionals and others involved in helping carers.  Add to that, all the websites and forms to be dealt with.

2    Paid carers 

The emphasis on unpaid  in the website title may prompt the question of  the difference as far as paid carers are concerned.  It's too early to follow that path and they receive attention later. They may act individually or work for a company.  Sometimes, they arrive via the NHS.  They may benefit from more media attention than unpaid carers who, comparatively, are invisible. Our first paid carer link is here.  

3     The broad variety of unpaid carers


3a   Young carers

"Young carers are children and young people who look after someone in their family who has an illness, a disability, or is affected by mental ill-health or substance misuse."

3b   Carers of working age 

Some juggle caring and a job.  Others juggle.


3c   Retired carers

That is to say, carers who have retired from work.  

4   The jungle and red tape

Many carers new to the role struggle with the jungle of provision and the red tape which surrounds it.

This website aims to help them.  

If there is one single factor which causes problems (for carers I speak to) more than any other it's  fighting their way through the red tape tied around too many sections and components of the system.  Sooner or later, the tape feels as if it is choking.  No wonder they feel they have no voice.

On this website, we voice our frustrations - in song.

5   Our carees

The term "caree" applies to people otherwise known as 

                                                                   our/your/the    cared for, 

                                                                   our/your/the    loved one(s)

                                                                                                                   and other terms.

There may be more caring than loving if a neighbour or friend is the unpaid carer but that needn't diminish the quality of care.  Many, if not most, carers look after a loved-one.

It will take time for "caree" to be tested as a term.  The results will be posted when there is anything to report. Meanwhile. there's more here.

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