Rewriting social care: Words that make me go hmmm

“The language of ‘need’ defines people as recipients, dependent on others for care and support, needing to be ‘looked after’ and ‘taken care of’. ‘The cared for’. ‘The vulnerable’. It ignores the agency people have (and should have) and the contributions people make (and should be supported to make).

The need to give back.

The need to be needed.”

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Words that make me go hmmm:

Bryony Shannon Social care 20th May 2023

“Needs: the things you must have for a satisfactory life.”

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