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Stuntman on a pittance

Before beginning his theological training this year, John Jakes was a care worker for 14 months. Here, he considers the treatment of the elderly

WHEN I signed up as a home care assistant in a West Country city two years ago, I was not particularly driven by the need to make the world a better place, or to hear the inter­esting insights of the old. I was skint.

I hadn’t really imagined what it would be like. I knew I would have to wipe bottoms (they tell you that at the interview), and do council-estate runs late at night, dealing with senile dementia, chain smoking, and East­Enders on full blast. But I’ve never ...

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