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A Spoonful of Sugar


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A true-story comic about care work, all real-life incidents in the experience of one rehabilitative support care worker helping elderly people living on their own after leaving hospital in the UK.

From preparation for work on the evening before her shift, to getting home many hours late after saving a client's life, we follow a carer through some ordinary and extraordinary events. Long miles on the roads... difficult relatives... hours of paperwork... Sometimes she can make a home-cooked meal for a client. Sometimes she needs to make serious judgments about health problems on the the spot.

This was originally created for All is Not Well, a University of Cardiff project exploring the experiences of both those who give care and those who need it, and is based on hours of interviews with one care worker. It's a world many of us remain unaware of, but which is vitally important for some of the most vulnerable in society.

12 pages A5 full colour