carers

For more story-based resources, see the Storybank.

Stories of those affected by dementia, including people with dementia, carers and relatives.

For more story-based resources, see the Storybank.

Carers' personal stories of caring for people with dementia.

Findings of a study based on a request for information made to 152 English local authorities, one English Primary Care Trust and one English Clinical Commissioning Group under the Freedom of Information Act; a nationally representative

Scottish Government's statement of intent as regards carers and young carers.

The Social Policy Research Unit examined how current English adult social care practice balances the interests of service users and family carers, in assessment, planning, on-going management and reviews of personal budgets, particularly when budget-holders have cognitive or communication impairments.

The study examined senior local authority perspectives, everyday practice by frontline staff and experiences of service users and carers.

Report of a survey that explored the impact that caring has on people’s lives. In particular it focused on carers’ relationships, career, finances and health and well-being.

Book that explores how telecare can contribute to the support, protection, and quality of life of people with dementia. It also considers the importance of telecare in providing support and reassurance to carers.

It is written for assessors, care and support staff and their managers, telecare service managers and development staff.

For more outcomes-focused resources, see the Outcomes Toolbox.

What is it? A tool for capturing carers' outcomes. This approach has been developed by VOCAL and is based on the Talking Points: personal outcomes approach.

Who is it for? It is an outcomes tool to be used with adult unpaid carers. It can be applied to any type of service or support being offered to unpaid carers.

Review that explores implementation of personalisation for carers, focusing specifically on personal budgets and direct payments in relation to support provided to carers. It reviews evidence on current implementation and identifies areas for further policy and practice development in view of proposed changes to the law in the draft Care and Support Bill.

It examines:

This report describes the findings of research carried out between August and December 2011 into the experiences of unpaid carers in accessing and using short breaks (respite care). The study explored, from the carers’ perspective the benefits of short breaks (provided by formal services and family and friends), good practice in planning and provision, deficits and areas for improvement. Research findings are based on 1210 responses to a Scotland-wide survey distributed through carer organisations, four focus groups involving 36 carers and 13 interviews.