Jeremy Hunt to tell UK families they should follow example of people in Asia
Patrick ButlerJeremy Hunt will today tell British families they should follow the example of people in Asia, by taking in elderly relatives once they can no longer live alone.
The health secretary, whose wife is Chinese, is due to say in a speech on Friday that he is struck by the "reverence and respect" for older people in Asian cultures, where it is expected that older grandparents will go to live with their children and grandchildren rather than enter a care home.
He will say: "In those countries, when living alone is no longer possible, residential care is a last rather than a first option. And the social contract is stronger because as children see how their own grandparents are looked after, they develop higher expectations of how they too will be treated when they get old.
Pour citer cette ressource :
"Jeremy Hunt to tell UK families they should follow example of people in Asia", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2013. Consulté le 04/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/jeremy-hunt-to-tell-uk-families-they-should-follow-example-of-people-in-asia