The implementation of the Care Act 2014 in the UK and the impact on and implications for carers.
examples of research where carers have been involved in setting research priorities, [co]designing the study, and/or acting as [co]researcher in data collection, analysis and writing.
evaluation of the type and scope of research evidence about carers, and commentary on its uses. How evidence informs policy.
Carers’ needs for support, or specific services/interventions intended to support carers.
Direct payments, personal budgets and similar arrangements that provide cash to the carer to organise support on their own behalf and/or that of the person cared for.
The involvement of carers in shaping nurse and social work education and training, and the importance of carers issues being reflected in course content.
Services and interventions intended to provide respite or a break for the carer and/or the person cared for.
The nature of family, friends and wider community networks able to support carers.
Use of telecare, technology, telematics, robotics, electronic tracking etc. and applications for carers and those they support.
Training for carers, and involvement of carers in training of care providers and others.
The notional value of care provided by carers, and the value attributed to caring (monetary and other).