Books to celebrate Carers Week

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

Here are some books dedicated to the hardworking carers out there, and dedicated to my own partner who is my carer. ❤

📚 Tender: The Imperfect Art of Caring – ‘profoundly important’ Clover Stroud by Penny Wincer

📚 The Selfish Pig’s Guide to Caring by Hugh Marriott

📚 What I wish people knew about Dementia by Wendy Mitchell

📚 An Extra Pair of Hands: A Story of Caring and Everyday Acts of Love by Kate Mosse

📚 Labours of Love: The Crisis of Care by Madeleine Bunting

📚 Dear Life: A Doctor’s Story of Love, Loss and Consolation by Rachel Clarke

📚 The Fragments of my Father: A memoir of madness, love and being a carer by Sam Mills

Check out episode 12 on kindness where I spoke to author Gill Hasson.

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Published by suswatibasu

Suswati Basu is a writer, journalist, producer and feminist activist residing in London. She has written for the Guardian, Huffington Post and the F-Word blogs, and has worked for various media outlets such as the BBC, Channel 4 and for ITV News/ITN. She currently works as a senior intelligence expert.

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