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Supporting rural carers : understanding the role of the voluntary sector

Findings from a small scale evaluation of one local voluntary sector carers' organisation in the north of England are used to discuss the commissioning of carers support services in rural areas. The issues raised match closely those identified in the new national strategy for carers both in terms of analysis of need and suggested responses. Respite in order to facilitate 'time out' and personalisation of services through a dedicated support officer emerge as the most important elements of service delivery from the carers' perspective. However, the evidence suggests that current provision is still too limited and that much remains to be done to support carers in their role more effectively. [Abstract]

Additional Titles
Research, Policy & Planning
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Key Information

Type of Reference
Jour
ISBN/ISSN
0264-519X
Resource Database
Hmic
Publication Year
2009
Issue Number
1
Volume Number
27
Start Page
17-24
Language
English