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Are you a non-paid carer, student nurse, social worker or a lecturer in health or social work? Do you run a carer support group or a business, or could it be that you are just interested in what happens in someone else’s life?
Whatever your reason, Annie has combined, first and foremost her lived experiences as a non-paid carer, along with her expertise in teaching speech and drama, special educational needs and performing arts in order to create this book.
Her unforeseen and often jaw-dropping, morally wrong and painfully lived experiences provide an essential learning resource in a variety of settings and feature an authentic account of what really goes on behind the scene as a non-paid carer, while it includes many activities and discussion points.
Annie describes the disgraceful ways she has been treated by some people, leaving her feeling distressed and disillusioned in addition to her astonishment at the unexpected confrontations and allegations she has had made against her.
Driven to write this book by her compassion for unpaid carers and the many injustices she and hundreds of other carers have encountered, Annie relives her caring journey of over forty years. Her uninhibited, punchy and expressive narrative reveals a compelling passion, empathy and commitment to caring and her fellow carers. Factual and serious lived experiences are punctuated by mind-boggling happenings and a tongue-in-cheek sense of humour.