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This is the JSNA chapter on carers. Theme chapters summarise who is at risk and why, the level of need in the population, service provision and use, unmet needs, the evidence base, highlight the key issues and gaps, and provides recommendations for commissioners.

A map that shows the population estimates of individuals who provided one hour plus of unpaid care per week in Bolton by ward.

A map that shows the population estimates of individuals who provided one hour plus of unpaid care per week in Bolton by ward.

This research looks at the experiences and preferences of low-income Caribbean, Pakistani and Somali people in balancing work and care responsibilities. It examines the particular challenges faced by these ethnic minority groups, and the challenges for employers and policy. It found that:

  • Discrimination prevents low-income ethnic minority people from balancing work and care;
  • Many people are unaware of free childcare provision for 2-4 year olds;
  • Benefit changes are likely to make it more difficult to balance work and care for these people;
  • Attitudes towards caring vary greatly across ethnic groups; and
  • Caring responsibilities were predominantly taken up by women.

 

Recognised, valued and supported: next steps for the Carers Strategy sets out how the Government will work with carers and carers’ organisations. Government – local and national – should reciprocate the support carers show with measures that ease the responsibility of caring.

To download this report please click here: http://bit.ly/10Li7ee

The Carers Strategy sets out the Government’s short term agenda and long-term vision for the future care and support of carers. You can access this strategy by clikcing here: http://bit.ly/YiesyJ 

This is a collection of evidence that is supplemental and supportive to the JSNA Chapter: Carers It brings together all the most relevant intelligence, research and evidence to ensure best practice in desicion making.

This report provides benchmarked results of the Bolton Carers Survey 2009/10, with Bolton results compared to the national average. Comparison of the Bolton survey results to the national results reveals that responses from the Bolton sample of carers was broadly similar to the national trends.

Excel spreadsheet providing percentage profile of survey answers by local authority level.

This summary report provides the results of the Bolton Carers Survey 2009/10, a postal self completion survey sent to 2025 adult carers in Bolton.

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