The vast majority of care in response to being ill or recovering from an operation still happens in our own homes, as it has done for centuries. So community reporters talked to peoples about the last time they were ill whether anyone helped them? And if yes what did they do and what meant most to them?
The stories talk about families, friendships and practical day to day care. But they also highlight the importance people place on knowing that someone cares and is concerned about them.
This stories were collected with the University of Manchester, and now will be used to help train health workers who support people caring for themselves or others at home.