Kōrero: Diverse families

Family caring work

Family caring work

Caring at home for family members with special needs is an important practice for many families. Lose Tuileila (28), left, has been the full-time caregiver for her aunt, Kolotita Tupeou (right), and her grandmother, Otolose Tupeou, for the last 17 years. Lose's aunt is wheelchair-bound after a childhood accident, and her grandmother has arthritis, a heart condition and poor sight. In Lose's family, caring for other family members at home is a priority. Lose grew up with her aunt and grandmother and when they needed her help, she felt she 'just had to do it'.

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New Zealand Herald
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Photograph by Sylvie Whinray

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Rosemary Du Plessis and Candice Diggelmann, 'Diverse families - Different family practices', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/31611/family-caring-work (accessed 6 August 2021)

He kōrero nā Rosemary Du Plessis and Candice Diggelmann, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 22 Jun 2018