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Measuring outcomes for carers

Smith, Nick, Holder, Jacquetta, Netten, Ann (2008) Measuring outcomes for carers. In: British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference, September 2008, University of the West of England, Bristol. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Government policy and legislation increasingly promotes the recognition of the contribution of unpaid carers and relatives to social care. There are two main approaches to supporting carers. Support that focuses on ensuring appropriate services are in place for the person they care for and support that is aimed specifically at the carer themselves. At the same time as greater attention is focused on the needs of carers there is a general shift towards the state and local authorities measuring the impact and outcomes of services on people’s lives.

In 2007 Kent County Council commissioned the PSSRU to design a survey of adult carer’s experiences to be conducted in the summer of 2008. The development work included focus groups and cognitive testing interviews and built on an existing approach to measuring outcomes. This paper will describe some of the methodological issues identified about surveying carers and developing questions and indicators of quality and outcomes, before outlining the approach this study took to eliciting the views and experiences of carers.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Nick Smith
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2014 12:52 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:38 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/45041 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Smith, Nick: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9793-6988
Netten, Ann: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2567-8523
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