Careworn: Lockdown Stories from Family Caregivers

Lisa Smyth*, Paul Murphy

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products


This short, powerful film presents real life stories drawn from confidential interviews about the experience of caring for a vulnerable family member under lockdown. The film gives a voice to family carers, a generally isolated and overlooked group, and is important viewing during these unprecedented times. Actors perform monologues based on interviews with caregivers, whose names have been changed to protect their identity, about the challenges they face as carers during the COVID19 lockdown. The research that led to this creative output was funded by the ESRC and was produced in association with the ESRC Festival of Social Science Northern Ireland.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputFilm
Publication statusPublished - 05 Nov 2020


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