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Estimating the prevalence of unpaid adult care over time

Hirst, Michael Anthony (2005) Estimating the prevalence of unpaid adult care over time. Research, Policy and Planning. pp. 1-16.

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To help fulfil their responsibilities towards unpaid carers, service providers need some idea of the carer’s situation and how many might require support. This paper argues that estimating the prevalence of unpaid care across service planning and budgeting cycles provides a better indication of the size and composition of the carer population than estimates at a point in time. The number of adults providing care at any time during a year is estimated for typical catchments or organisational settings, including social services and primary health care. As well as focusing on carers who are heavily involved in their caring activities, variations in their psychological well-being are assessed to provide an indication of unmet needs for support.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: carers,social care services issues
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Social Policy Research Unit (York)
Depositing User: R Pitman
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2006
Last Modified: 05 May 2016 10:35
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1579

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