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What I’ve Learned as a Care Assistant

All names used in this article are fictional to protect identities When starting to write this I thought about what the easiest way to describe my job is. By title I am a Care Assistant, but, as with so many things, titles and labels don’t really cut the mustard. A day-in-the-life approach might be better […]

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Lifestyle

Non-essential items? Sorry, we’re just not buying it

When news hit that supermarkets in Wales were instructed to corner off areas selling ‘non-essential items’, such as homeware or clothing, the internet was…confused. What are these mythical ‘non-essential’ items’ and who exactly are they ‘non-essential’ for? It wasn’t just the general public who struggled to understand what made something ‘non- essential’; shop assistants were […]