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Global Perspective on Children's Unpaid Caregiving in the Family

This article provides the first cross-national review and synthesis of available statistical and research evidence from three developed countries, the UK, Australia and the USA, and from sub-Saharan Africa, on children who provide substantial, regular or significant unpaid care to other family members (‘young carers/caregivers’). It uses the issue of young carers as a window on the formulation and delivery of social policy in a global context.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:21

Carers

Explores the importance of the Children Bill for both young carers and young adult carers in England and Wales. Scope of the Children Bill; Number of children and young people under 18 that are young carers, according to the 2001 census data; Reason many of the young adult carers preferred to seek support and information from the person who ran the young carers service when they are involved.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:19

Young carers in the UK: the 2004 report

This is the report of the third national survey of young carers who are being supported by specialist young carers projects across the UK. Throughout the report, where appropriate and for comparison, we refer to the two previous surveys conducted in 1995 and 1997 (Dearden and Becker, 1995, 1998). The 2004 Report is based on data collected from 87 projects concerning a total of 6,178 young carers – the largest survey of its kind. 

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:18

Young carers in their own words

An estimated 50,000 children in Britain today regularly take on the hard work and responsibility of caring for a relative who is ill or disabled. These ‘young carers’ were, until recently, a hidden and neglected group in society, unacknowledged and unsupported. There are now over 100 young carers projects throughout Britain, and the Government’s National Carers Strategy document outlines a series of commitments designed to improve young carers’ lives.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:17

Carers

The tasks provided by young carers, the support - or lack of it - on which they can draw and the effects the duties can have on their education.

It is estimated that carers carry out the equivalent of 57bn of caring a year. So, health and social services need to work together to support carers in their valuable, and often unrecognised, work.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:15

Carers and indicators of vulnerability to social exclusion

Discusses the concept of social exclusion in relation to carers and asks why it has taken so long to link carers with the social exclusion agenda.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:14

Young adult carers in the UK: experiences, needs and services for carers aged 16-24

This study, funded by The True Colours Trust in association with The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, investigates the experiences, needs and service responses to the 290,000 young adult carers aged 16-24 in the UK today.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13

Carers

Reports on the results of studies on the role of young people as caregivers for family members. Needs of patients that have to be met; Extent of young caring generally; Concerns and worries of young carers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:12

Global Perspectives on Children's Unpaid Caregiving in the Family

This article provides the first cross-national review and synthesis of available statistical and research evidence from three developed countries, the UK, Australia and the USA, and from sub-Saharan Africa, on children who provide substantial, regular or significant unpaid care to other family members ('young carers/caregivers'). It uses the issue of young carers as a window on the formulation and delivery of social policy in a global context.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:12

Carers

Findings from a survey in 2000 ['Carers 2000', Joanne Maher and Hazel Green] and the 2001 census have revealed the extent of unpaid caring for family members and friends and the effects on the carers. 

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:11