We want to understand what is Care.
Why? Because we think that Care has many ways of being seen and expressed, depending on your own unique context and perspective: who you are, where you are and what you do.
What do you mean when you think about Care for yourself or others? How would you define it, in your own words? What does Care represent for you, in terms of qualities and value?
With a shared and deeper understanding of Care, we believe we can design better care experiences for people.
So, we are asking this simple question - What is care for you? -
to as many different people as we can - doctors, nurses, social workers, teachers, patients, caregivers, citizens, leaders of care organisations, policy makers and influencers, volunteers and anyone of us involved in caring for someone.
And what is the goal?
To consolidate the knowledge we gather together and find constructive and positive ways to give back the insights and findings: e.g. Toolkits for people to have richer discussions about Care, Talks to promote the conversation around Care, Articles to share feedback and reflections.
"Para mi el cuidado es una actitud y práctica de afecto, preservación y atención, donde se reconoce nuestra relación y valor por alguien o algo y su relación con nosotros. El otro no sólo son personas, sino plantas, animales, la biósfera, también cosas y espacios que tienen nuestro afecto y que preservamos. El cuidado se aleja de la dinámica de novedades y busca una permanencia por reconocer el valor de algo o alguien. Al reconocer ese valor y el afecto que le tenemos, procuramos su bien y su conservación por los medios que se requieran." Academic from Mexico
"Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, to all the souls you can, in every way you can, at all the times you can, with all the zeal you can, as long as ever you can (John Wesley)
...Care is, entering the world of the person whom you care for abnd understanding it" Full-time community volutnteer, Singapore
"To be looked after by someone, who carries your interest in their hearts, above and beyond, and asks for nothing in return" Father of 3 cats, Singapore
"Care is when somebody goes out of his/her own way to benefit another, with no expectation of rewards - seeing the person safe and/or happy is enough." Equine assisted learning instructor, Singapore
"Care for me, like for most people, means being there
for the person in need, both physically and emotionally as much as possible. Caregivers are unsung heros and often times, have to shoulder the burden on their own.
" Caregiver to parent, Singapore
"Caregiving is self-suffocating love" Caregiver, Singapore
"Acomplishing people´s desires, delivered with the most human way."