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Social care practice with carers: What social care support is provided to family carers? What support do family carers want?

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Original languageEnglish
PublisherNational Institute for Health Research School for Social Care
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2014


King's Authors


Most social care support for carers is delivered through the voluntary sector, although most councils still directly undertake carer assessments.
■ Changes in commissioning and contracting arrangements have created additional opportunities for the voluntary sector but also some uncertainties.
■ Carers have mixed views on the extent to which they feel their social care needs are met. However, they are positive about the help provided by carers’ workers with a specific remit to provide them with support.
■ Activities by carers’ workers are varied and include outreach work, information provision, counselling, advocacy and ongoing support.

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