Friends who had to cancel plans to care for their elderly mom. Co-workers turn their phones up loud so they don’t miss calls about their disabled kids. Neighbors you have barely seen since their partner was diagnosed. We are surrounded by people with nursing challenges, yet they are often overlooked.
According to Carers UK, there may be more than 10 million people in the UK providing unpaid care. Throughout our lives, we all have to take care of someone or be cared for. So why are the challenges facing caregivers so overlooked? How do we build a system that supports their wellbeing?
Author and activist Emily Kenway joins Aisha to discuss her new book Who Cares: Nursing’s Hidden Crisis and How We Can Fix It.