This is a freely accessible knowledge exchange resource for all those across the globe who require any form of carer-related knowledge. Examples of stakeholders include governments, carers, employers, policy makers, practitioners, researchers, third sector organisations and research funders around the world. We hope you find the network useful and welcome any feedback - contact Mary Larkin.
CAREN is based on a scoping review of carer-related research and knowledge funded by the National Institute for Health Research School for Social care Research (NIHR SSCR). The resources within this network are organised into 62 themes which are listed under the four major categories (see below).
The characteristics and features of different types of carer and caring situations.
The consequences and sequela of caring.
The provision and impact of general and specific help and support.
The nature of needs of the cared for person, and the features of the care situation.