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Useful books etc - Page 2 - Carers UK Forum

Useful books etc

Share your ideas about the practical side of caring.
This is really helpful, thanks everyone
Austerity in a previous generation ?

Look no further :


One difference ?

In this generation , " Austerity " is a deliberate Government policy.
Hi I don't know if anyone is still following this but just read 2 really interesting books by D S Grant , Longevity the key to a long life which was very interesting ( although the part about having a day of complete rest each week made me laugh) and Three minute health which had some good ideas because even I can usually grab 3 minutes :D .
Both were on kindle unlimited.
Chris ;)

Emma, mmm - I think we'll all fail on the complete day of rest aspect, of that strategy!! The 3 minute book sounds good, especially for those that get lots of interruptions from their carees.

Small booklets on all aspects of mental health but free and might be useful to some:

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-sup ... al-health/
Food poverty, once just a focus of academic concern, is now knocking on the door of children’s literature. Yet the story told across this 25-page book is becoming an increasingly normal situation in the UK for many families. Indeed, Milner’s book significantly highlights the level of normalisation that has been reached with food poverty in the UK.

" Mum goes hungry "

Milner’s book is not only an excellent resource to talk to children about poverty, but it’s also a good way to show how such experiences don’t happen in isolation. Recent data has shown that around 30% of children are living in poverty. But what this book also highlights is that treating the use of food banks as normal can be a double-edged sword.


On one side, normalisation allows people to feel accepted, that others are in similar positions. But it also shows the depths the UK has plummeted to and how the social security welfare safety-net has been unravelled by the impact of austerity. A situation that has created victims out of a punitive ideology in the name of “welfare reform”, where the bedroom-tax, sanctions and universal credit are increasingly used as tools for “conditionality”. This is when welfare “rights” become conditional on welfare “responsibilities”, in that people are obligated to behave in a certain way to receive certain benefits.