How would your household cope if the person with the main domestic responsibilities were to be unable to carry out that work? How much would it cost to bring in outside help to look after children and to ensure that all of the shopping, cleaning, cooking, and infinite housework tasks were carried out? Even though many housewives or househusbands are not paid any sort of salary, the D&G recognises the financial burden on families in their enforced absence due to illness or injury. If you think you would find it difficult to cope domestically without the work of your spouse or partner, contact the Society to arrange cover for them, too.