Research produced as a result of a project which aimed to consult directly with older people to ascertain their views on all aspects of social care and report on the main findings.
SRC worked in partnership with Age NI staff and peer facilitators to recruit for and run three focus groups across NI. The focus groups were held in Belfast, Cookstown and Irvinestown. In total, twenty four older people attended the focus groups – two thirds male and one third female.
Report that focuses on the experiences of older grandparents (those aged over 65) who are raising their grandchildren.
Th study aims to provide insight into the circumstances of older kinship carers, and the challenges they experience, in order to bring forward recommendations for improving the support provided to them and the children they are raising.
Briefing paper produced to highlight the key research messages from the Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People’s services (C4EO) for general practitioners (GPs) and other commissioners and providers of health services, across a number of thematic areas. The messages help to illustrate some of the interventions that have been proven to have a positive impact and make a difference in people’s lives.
Report that evaluates the benefits to key stakeholder groups of the key activities undertaken by five carers' centres, located in Harrogate, Hertfordshire, Lewisham, Suffolk and Westminster.
Study to assess the extent of children living in kinship care in the UK and in particular to estimate the numbers of children who were living in informal kinship care.
Update on the publication 'Second time around: a guide for grandparents raising their grandchildren', extending it to address the needs of all family and friends carers.
One of a series of reports providing the social services workforce with brief, accessible and practice-oriented summaries of published evidence on key topics. Developed through a process of rapid appraisal, Insights seek to highlight the practice implications of research evidence and answer the 'So what does this mean in practice?' question for each topic reviewed. This Insight looks at the benefits of telecare to support unpaid carers.
Briefing for family carers supporting a child with severe learning disabilities and behaviour described as challenging. It will help people understand what to expect from local services.
Briefing for family carers supporting a teenager or young adult with severe learning disabilities and behaviour described as challenging, who is approaching transition to adult services. It will help people understand what to expect from local services.
Briefing for family carers supporting an adult with severe learning disabilities and behaviour described as challenging. It will help people understand what to expect from local services.