There is a gender divide in caregiving. Consistent with the national statistics, women are the primary caregivers. Do you think this is a choice or an obligation? What’s the difference between the two?
However, we also know that Fathers/Dads contribute so much to family life and are very much involved in caring for their son or daughter who has profound and multiple learning disabilities.
- Are fathers’ roles in caring recognised?
- What are fathers’ specific needs?
- What practical and emotional support is missing?
- What might help better support fathers?
If you have answers or thoughts and reflections on these questions come and share them and together let’s consider how we can change this gender imbalance and improve the caring experience for Dads.