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Munday, Dorcas (Part 20 of 22). Speaking for ourselves: an oral history of people with cerebral palsy

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    Cerebral Palsy

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  • Interviewees

    Munday, Dorcas, 1947- (speaker, female)

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    Mann, Philip (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 20 (Tape 12 Side A): Difficulty finding volunteers as carers. Dorcas applied for the Independent Living Fund. When her mother died and left her some money, Dorcas paid for her own care for a while. When she tried to get back on to the Independent Living Fund, she was refused as she needed 24-hour care. Direct Payments: Dorcas was paid monthly and was responsible for employing her help. £9 per hour is allowed, which includes tax and NI for the carers. Difficulty finding carers. ‘Caring’ is not thought of as a profession although it is as much so as teaching.

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    Interviewed for the project 'Speaking for ourselves: an oral history of people with cerebral palsy'; a project conducted by Scope in partnership with the British Library, financed by the Heritage Lottery Fund

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    Dorcas Munday interviewed by Phil Hills: full transcript of the interview (PDF)

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    'Speaking For Ourselves' project website, including resources, information for schools and news

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