Supporting rural carers: understanding the role of the voluntary sector

O'Halloran, Sue and Cornes, Michelle (2009) Supporting rural carers: understanding the role of the voluntary sector. Research, Policy and Planning, 27 (1). pp. 17-24.

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Findings from a small scale evaluation of one local carers’ organisation in the north of England are used to discuss the commissioning of carer support services in rural areas. The issues raised match closely those identified in the new national strategy for carers both in terms of analysis of need and suggested responses. Respite in order to facilitate ‘time out’ and personalisation of services through a dedicated support officer emerge as the most important elements of service delivery from the carer’s perspective. However, the evidence suggests that current provision is still too limited and that much remains to be done to support carers in their role more effectively.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Research, Policy and Planning
Publisher: Social Services Research Group
ISSN: 0264-519X
Departments: Academic Departments > Health, Psychology & Social Studies (HPSS) > Rehabilitation
Additional Information: Sue O'Halloran, School of Social Work and Applied Behavioural Studies, University of Cumbria. Michelle Cornes, Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King’s College London.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2018 11:20
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 08:01


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