Charnele Nunes is the Social Care Elf Coordinator for the National Elf Service, in the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (CPEC) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She is also the Global Health Initiative Assistant, in the Department of Health Policy at LSE, and is the Lead Editor of the Global Health at LSE blog. As a current Doctor of Public Health candidate (DrPH) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), her research sits at the intersection of research and policy. Her doctoral thesis focuses on the politics of global vaccine equity.
An informal carer refers to someone who, “provides unpaid help and support to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour who could not manage without this help” (Beesley, 2006). Comparatively, people who choose to be carers have a higher quality of life than those who provide care as it is expected of them. Though health [read the full story…]