Supporting carers: is practice still sexist?

  title={Supporting carers: is practice still sexist?},
  author={Paul Bywaters and Alison Harris},
  journal={Health & social care in the community},
  volume={6 6},
Informal carers are central to the community care policies which have emerged during the last two decades. However, research has suggested that caring is a gendered activity, disproportionately expected of women with consequent disadvantage in terms of physical and mental health and material well-being. Moreover, evidence has been presented that, in the past, women carers were less likely to be offered the support of public services than their male counterparts. A research project designed to… CONTINUE READING