carers

Care 21: the future of unpaid care in Scotland - headline report and recommendations

This report projects a bold new vision for unpaid carers in Scotland — a vision based on a strong framework of rights, in line with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In this vision, the caring contribution of carers to society will be fully recognised, the economic impact of their contribution accepted, and as such they will be wholly included in a society which will provide adequate support to carers.

Care Quality Commission: annual report and accounts 2010/11

Annual report and accounts for the period 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2011.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England.

'Would you have sandwiches for your tea every night?': older people's views of social care in Northern Ireland

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.

Too old to care?: the experiences of older grandparents raining their grandchildren

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.

Getting better?: improving outcomes for children and young people (Part 2)

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.

Social impact evaluation of five carers' centres using social return on investment

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.

Wider family matters: a guide for family and friends raising children who cannot live with their parents

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.

Supporting unpaid carers: the benefits of telecare (IRISS Insights, no.8)

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.