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The impact of social care on quality of life of older carers and the people they care for: a scoping review

Zhang, Wenjing, Rand, Stacey, Milne, Alisoun, Silarova, Barbora, Collins, Grace (2021) The impact of social care on quality of life of older carers and the people they care for: a scoping review. In: British Society of Gerontology 50th Annual Conference, 7-9 Jul 2021, Online. (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) (KAR id:91060)

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Abstract

Especially since the Care Act (2014) placed a duty on local authorities to assess and meet the eligible needs of carers, care practice in England has tended to identify, assess and address carers’ needs separately to those of the care-recipients. However, this approach may not fully consider the complexity of caregiving relationships or the overlaps in the impact of support on well-being and quality of life (QoL). In particular, older carers, who support a family member or friend, typically in close spousal/partner or adult child/parent relationships, are often overlooked in policy and practice. A scoping review was undertaken to identify and synthesise what is already known about the QoL of older carers and care-recipients – both, in general, and with regard to the impact of community-based social care. We searched on 16 electronic databases and grey literature. Inclusion criteria were: published in English, 2000 and onwards, focusing on older co-resident carers and care-recipients from a dyadic perspective and their QoL or well-being. Two researchers screened studies by title and abstract before review of the full-text. Included papers will be thematically analysed and the findings presented with regard to how older carers and care-recipients experience QoL from a dyadic perspective and how community-based social care supports QoL. The findings will inform qualitative interviews with older carers/care-recipients and social care professionals in the later stages of the wider DYAD project, which seeks to identify the potential benefits and challenges of adopting a combined dyadic and QoL outcomes-based approach.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Wenjing Zhang
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2021 11:06 UTC
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2021 11:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/91060 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Zhang, Wenjing: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1810-791X
Rand, Stacey: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9071-2842
Milne, Alisoun: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0977-8156
Silarova, Barbora: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2473-2527
Collins, Grace: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0144-9411
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