Timothy Cook looks back on five decades of the carers’ movement

Posted: 06 December 2007 |

When 31-year-old Mary Webster gave up her career as a congregational minister in 1954 to care for her parents, she was following in a long line of ‘dutiful daughters’ over the centuries who have done the same. But she was determined to make this an issue of public concern and in 1963 she was frequently wrote to newspapers and journals highlighting the position of single women caring at home and, as she said, “under house arrestâ€Â