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Review of respite services and short-term breaks for carers of people with dementia

The study aimed to establish the current state of knowledge about the effectiveness and cost- effectiveness of respite services and short breaks for carers for people with dementia.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:16

Employment support for carers

It is estimated that around 6 million adults in Britain are providing unpaid care to a sick, disabled or elderly person. The challenges of combining paid work and informal care affect the type of work that can be done, the hours of work, and the likelihood of gaining or remaining in employment. The main aims of this research were to examine what employment supports are needed for carers currently in work or those who are currently caring or have recently ended a spell of caring and want to return to paid employment.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:16

Beyond we care too: putting black carers in the picture.

Following the publication of the Good Practice Guide and report “We CareToo”, by the National Black Carers and Carer Workers Network and Afiya Trust, an audit of its impact was planned. This coincided with the announcement a new National Carers Strategy and the exercise was broadened into this review of the needs and experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in Britain to complement the Government’s formal consultation.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:16

Meta review of international evidence on interventions to support carers

Given the increasingly valuable and essential role that carers play in society, it is timely to undertake a comprehensive review of the research literature on interventions for carers. The present overview of the evidence base relating to the outcomes and cost-effectiveness of support was intended to inform thinking by the Department of Health and the Standing Commission on Carers about how best to improve outcomes for carers, as well as identifying future research areas. We must emphasise here that this review is of interventions developed specifically to support carers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:16

Carers 2000: results from the carers module of the General Household Survey 2000

This report presents findings from the carers module of the General Household Survey GHS 2000/01. The GHS is a continuous survey based on a sample of the general public resident in private households in Great Britain.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:16

Carers in the region: a profile of the East Midlands

The Carers in the Region profiles have been commissioned by the Department of Health to provide information about carers at the regional level for each of the 9 English regions. These profiles include data on the number and characteristics of carers in each region as well as information about carer health and well-being. This profile provides information covering the East Midlands region. In 2001 there were 433,912 carers in the East Midlands region, which is 11% of the region’s population.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:16

Carers and telecare

By looking at carers’ experiences, this report takes this case forward by exploring in more detail the evidence and opportunities afforded by telecare and telehealth technologies and the barriers to greater take-up.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:16

Care and support for older people and carers in Bradford : their perspectives, aspirations and experiences

This study explored the needs, aspirations and expectations of older people and family carers from a range of ethnic communities in Bradford, regarding both formal paid care provision and help from family, friends and neighbours. The focus was on the accessibility, acceptability, appropriateness and responsiveness of services. The study found cross-cultural similarities as well as cultural specificities in experiences and expectations. 

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:16

Learning from experience: involving service users and carers in mental health education and training

Contains a general introduction to the topic and drawing on a range of current initiatives, pointers towards good practice in relation to each of the components of effective involvement. A range of evaluation tools are offered which may be useful in charting progress and identifying the next steps to be taken.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:16

Consumer direction and choice in long-term care for older persons, including payments for informal care: how can it help improve care outcomes, employment and fiscal sustainability?

As the number of older persons in need of long-term care increases, efforts to support older persons remaining in their home are intensified in most OECD countries. In this context of ageing in place, there is a movement towards allowing more individual choice for older persons receiving publicly funded long-term care at home. Having more flexibility in terms of how to receive care can increase the older person’s self-determination and that of his/her informal care givers.

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