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Volunteers Supporting Older People in Formal Care Settings in England: Personal and Local Factors Influencing Prevalence and Type of Participation

Hussein, Shereen, Manthorpe, Jill (2014) Volunteers Supporting Older People in Formal Care Settings in England: Personal and Local Factors Influencing Prevalence and Type of Participation. Journal of applied gerontology, 33 (8). pp. 923-941. ISSN 0733-4648. (doi:10.1177/0733464812455098) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In the UK context of financial austerity and the promotion of the social responsibility through the concept of the Big Society, volunteers are becoming a more important part of the labor workforce. This is particularly so in the long-term care (LTC) sector, where both shortages of staff and demands for support are particularly high. This article investigate the levels and profile of contribution of volunteers in the LTC sector using a large national data set, National Minimum Data Set for Social Care, linked to local area levels of rurality and socio-economic status. The analysis shows that volunteer activity in formal care services varies between sectors and service types, with no strong relationship between local area deprivation, unemployment levels, and levels of volunteering. However, some significant association was found with level of rurality. The contribution of volunteers is most evident in provision of counseling, support, advocacy, and advice.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0733464812455098
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints] U2 - 10.1177/0733464812455098 [Field not mapped to EPrints] JO - Journal of applied gerontology [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: long-term care, volunteers, workforce, labor market activation, hierarchical factors, ENGAGEMENT
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Shereen Hussein
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 11:49 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 20:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/68319 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hussein, Shereen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7946-0717
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