Taking care: Lessons from His Dark Materials by Lois Gallagher

‘It can feel like an internal battle of epic proportions.’

Amir Wilson and Nina Sosanya as Will Parry and his mother, Elaine, in His Dark Materials, BBC One. | Photo: Simon Ridgway/Bad Wolf Productions.

As Christmas approaches amid a long Covid-19 winter, some of us are looking forward to the culmination of the BBC’s second series of His Dark Materials. Watching this adaptation of Philip Pullman’s novels, I was interested in the storyline of Will, a young carer, because I work with young adult carers aged eighteen to twenty-five in a supportive housing project called Move on Up, part of the work of charity Quaker Social Action, with the support of Commonweal Housing.

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