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Welcome to the Carer Research and Knowledge Exchange Network (CAREN)

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).

Carer variables

The characteristics and features of different types of carer and caring situations.

Impact of care

The consequences and sequela of caring.

Support and carers

The provision and impact of general and specific help and support.

Type of care

The nature of needs of the cared for person, and the features of the care situation.

Useful links

Carer research news
News about recent publications and forthcoming events.

International Journal of Care and Caring
A multidisciplinary journal designed to advance scholarship and debate in the field of care and caring.

Australian Carer Knowledge Exchange
This is a searchable research library with the latest Australian evidence about carers which aims to bring together carers, researchers, policy makers and practitioners to share their knowledge and learn from each other.