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Working with family carers: towards a partnership approach

Nolan, M. (2001) Working with family carers: towards a partnership approach. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology, 11 (1). pp. 91-97. ISSN 0959-2598

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Abstract

The use of the term ‘family (informal) carer’, as it is currently conceptualized, is recent and is largely the product of increased attention in the academic and policy literature over the last two decades. Despite their fairly late arrival on the scene, family carers now occupy centre stage in UK government policy, having being described by the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, as the ‘unsung heroes’ of British life, who are essential to the fabric and character of Britain. Such recognition stems from the growing realization that family carers are the lynchpin of community care, providing 80% of all the care needed at an estimated saving to the UK government of some £40 billion annually.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2001 Cambridge University Press. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > School of Nursing and Midwifery (Sheffield) > Department of Community, Ageing, Rehabilitation, Education & Research (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Assistant
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 10:22
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0959259801011182
Status: Published
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1017/S0959259801011182
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1522

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