Introducing our new programme of talks ‘In Focus’. This programme will explore topical issues of the day. Our first event takes a look at the caring system.
|Who Cares? A discussion with Emily Kenway: Tuesday 19 September, 6.15pm, Room 700, Leeds Central Library
Around the world, millions of people are quietly caring for long-term unwell, elderly or disabled loved ones; one-in-eight people in the UK and the US, with comparable proportions across the globe. For many, this is a full-time job, saving our economies billions each year. When author Emily Kenway found herself in the painful position of caring for her mother, she discovered that provision for people in her situation was, at best, hopelessly inadequate and, at worst, completely non-existent.
We look forward to welcoming you to Leeds Central Library where Emily will be talking with Claire Turner, CEO of Carers Leeds, about her experience and decision to write her ground-breaking memoir, described by New Statesman as “a compassionate hybrid of memoir and manifesto”.
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