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Caring in Kent: Patterns and Profiles, Evidence from the Kent Health and Lifestyle Survey, 2005

Palmer, Ann P. and Milne, Alisoun and Hastie, Charlotte L. (2008) Caring in Kent: Patterns and Profiles, Evidence from the Kent Health and Lifestyle Survey, 2005. Project report. Centre for Health Services Studies and Tizard Centre, Canterbury (KAR id:2806)

Abstract

The ‘Caring in Kent’ report draws on the results of a Kent wide ‘Health and Lifestyle Survey’ conducted in 2005; this included a module on caring. This enables a picture of caring to be reported including: a general profile of carers, levels and types of care-giving, carers’ health, and the level and types of support they receive.

‘Carers provide unpaid care by looking after an ill, frail or disabled family member, friend or partner’. The increasingly recognised importance of the role of the ‘informal carer’ is - in good part - due to the rising proportion of older people in the UK population. Not only do people live longer but many experience a number of chronic conditions; these require support from family members if the older person is to remain living in the community.

Item Type: Reports and Papers (Project report)
Uncontrolled keywords: Caring, carers, patterns
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Funders: Kent County Council (https://ror.org/00gvcmw36)
Depositing User: Paula Loader
Date Deposited: 13 May 2008 08:45 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2022 10:38 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/2806 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)

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Palmer, Ann P..

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Milne, Alisoun.

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