Carers

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Tell us: how have you been affected by staff shortages in community care in England?
We would like to hear from people struggling to access care services outside of hospital amid rising Omicron cases in England

Guardian community team

29, Dec, 2021 @11:13 AM

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I didn’t want anyone else to look after Mum – until I realised what she wanted | Simon Hattenstone
My sister and I thought we knew what was best for our mother but we neglected something crucial, says Guardian columnist Simon Hattenstone

Simon Hattenstone

27, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Do I need to leave my partner for the sake of my fragile son? | Ask Annalisa Barbieri
It’s all about your partner, your son, your dad, your friends. You need to find a way to include your own needs in whatever you decide

Annalisa Barbieri

26, Nov, 2021 @3:30 PM

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In modern Australia, why must caring for your family come second to your work duties? | Van Badham
‘Workplace flexibility’ is an industrial euphemism for shedding staff who have the temerity to exist beyond their job

Van Badham

14, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Budget reactions: ‘I make that 27p a year between us better-off’
A carer, a scientist, a small business owner and an HGV driver tell us how the budget will affect them

Rupert Jones

28, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Transforming care must be central to any bold vision of a greener future | Emily Kenway
Care work – paid and unpaid – has huge knock-on effects for the climate that can no longer be ignored, says author Emily Kenway

Emily Kenway

25, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘Can we survive this squeeze?’: how to cope when both your kids and your parents need help
Who can look after my 95-year-old mum? How do I support my troubled teen? Experts’ top tips for the sandwich generation crushed by conflicting demands

Joanna Moorhead

11, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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What happens to the children of women killed by men?
In the latest part of our series, we highlight the lack of official support in the UK for traumatised youngsters and those left to pick up the pieces. But, amid the grief, is there still hope for the future?

Yvonne Roberts

22, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Disabled UK teenager mounts legal challenge after benefits cut off
Cameron Mitchell, 19, and his mother seek to overturn rule after payments suspended while he was in hospital

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

18, Jul, 2021 @7:47 AM

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An Extra Pair of Hands by Kate Mosse review – the dignity of care
Looking after the elderly is a feminist issue, but this moving and unusual memoir also speaks of the pleasure and privilege that leaven the heavy burden of care

Madeleine Bunting

22, May, 2021 @6:30 AM

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How to spend that 25p pension windfall | Letters
Letters: Carers’ allowances show how those who look after others are being taken for granted, writes Hilary Land. Plus advice from Su James, David Dowsett and Bob Epton for older pensioners on spending their extra 25p

Letters

24, Mar, 2021 @6:01 PM

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Boris Johnson 'trying to hide' from scrutiny of Covid inquiry – Ed Davey
Lib Dem leader says he fears PM will seek to delay inquiry, which he says must have ‘sharpest teeth imaginable’

Peter Walker Political correspondent

18, Mar, 2021 @10:38 AM

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