Consultation How Can we Improve Support for Carers Survey Report, WandsworthDownload (PDF 622KB)
Summary of report contentHealthwatch Wandsworth did a survey containing 7 questions (Appendix A) which 22 respondents completed at 4 community events attended by carers and a focus group discussion (6 carers) using the toolkit (Appendix B) designed by the Department of Health providing qualitative data. The survey asked for information on: information and advice on support services, support with life balance for caring responsibilities and education / employment, involvement in decision making and how valued the carer felt. Findings: • Lack of information available to carers on services or support • Choices available to meet the needs of the carer and the cared for • Lack of addressing the emotional and wellbeing of the carer • Lack of empathy for the variety of backgrounds of the carer and their circumstances • Lack of training opportunities and practical solutions • Ease of access to health and care professionals • Lack of understanding of the knowledge that carers can offer the health and care professionals in dealing with the needs of the cared for • Lack of involvement in the communication, planning and decisions • Identification of the carer • Access to suitable respite when required whether short, medium or long term including under emergency circumstances. Word count: 191
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Consultation How Can we Improve Support for Carers Survey Report, Wandsworth
Date of publication
Monday, 8 August, 2016
Date evidence capture began
Monday, 6 June, 2016
Date evidence capture finished
Thursday, 7 July, 2016
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Primary research method used
How was the information collected?
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced?
Number of people who shared their views
Does the information include public's views?
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views?
Does the information include staff's views?
Types of health and care professionals engaged
Does the information include other people's views?
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views?
Is there evidence of impact in the report?
Is there evidence of impact external to the report?