Caring is essentially an altruistic phenomenon. As humans, we feel a natural instinct to help those in need and support; and most people would feel this way. However caring demands can become oppressive and suppressive. The caring individual who carries out his duties may feel that he is simply being 'used' by the person in care. In fact the person-in-care may even feel belittled, perceiving it as 'using' the person's goodwill (this is suggested in Sarah's case, whereupon she is paid petrol and postage expenses as well as general domestic ministration by her relatives). And this is why carer payments are very important. Such payments give a sense of appreciation for the carer's hard work, responsibilities and commitment. It also prevents the development of misgivings and abjectedness within the cared-for. Thus I believe that benefit payments should be standardized into independent schema, providing for the various care needs of the individual.