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Carers Count: The importance of Census data 1

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In 2021 we were all asked a question about providing help to others, in the census. That information helps us pinpoint local needs, it helps us understand what is positive and what is problematic about caring and it helps us to understand who is providing care to others and who might need support. We spoke to experts in the field about how they are using information from the census about caring.

Fri, 08/13/2021 - 09:11

Carers Count: The importance of Census Data 2

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CIRCLE researchers will be using the outcomes of the 2021 census to update our understanding of unpaid carers. The important research we do can help you understand Census data, and help inform decisions in your area which can lead to better quality of life for millions of people

Fri, 08/13/2021 - 09:03

Valuing carers: calculating the value of unpaid care

This report updates the estimate of the value of unpaid care published by Carers UK in 2002 in ‘Without Us…? Calculating the value of carers’ support’. Based on data available for the first time at local as well as at national level, and on comprehensive information about the time carers devote to supporting those who need their help, the report reveals just how crucial carers are to the health and social care system and to the UK’s economy. 

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:24

Local authorities' use of carers grant: a report prepared for the Department of Health

This is the report of a study undertaken by the University of Leeds and commissioned by the Department of Health that aimed to get a better understanding of how local authorities in England spent their Carers' Grant allocations between 2005 and 2007 and how it enabled them to improve support for carers in their area. First introduced in April 1999, the Carers' Grant is provided to all councils with responsibility for social services in recognition of the support carers need for breaks and other services. [DH website abstract]

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

Carers UK: why a social contract is needed

Carers UK is calling for a social contract for care following research it launched last month. Evidence from reports – the Carers, Employment and Services series – shows the need for a radical shake-up to the way we support carers.

Carers have greater risk of ill health and unemployment according to the latest comprehensive research for Carers UK. Sue Yeandle outlines what reforms are needed. 

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:21

A Social Contract?

Carers have greater risk of ill health and unemployment according to the latest comprehensive research for Carers UK. Sue Yeandle outlines what reforms are needed. [Introduction]

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13

Who cares wins: the social and business benefits of supporting working carers

Research shows that the adoption of flexible working practices can save businesses’ time and money – with some companies reporting savings of over £1 million (full report, executive summary and statistical report).

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:11

Conceptualizing cash for care: the origins of contemporary debates

Feminism rather than gerontology characterises this book but the substantive issues lie within the field of gerontology and the shift in the boundaries of paid and unpaid work at the end of the twentieth and in the early twenty-first centuries. Cash payments for care are a possible method of ensuring care and citizenship. The chapters raise issues of long-term care funding, the positions of users, caregivers and care workers in the care relationship, how care work could be professionalised and support for informal carers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:11

From provider to enabler of care? reconfiguring local authority support for older people and carers in Leeds, 2008 to 2013

This article explores developments in the support available to older people and carers (i.e., caregivers) in the city of Leeds, United Kingdom, and examines provision changes during a period characterized by unprecedented resource constraint and new developments in national-local governance. Using documentary evidence, official statistics, and findings from recent studies led by the author, the effects of these changes on service planning and delivery and the approach taken by local actors to mitigate their impact are highlighted.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:10