When caring ends

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Summary of report content

This report was written by Healthwatch Bolton following a discussion session on being a former carer. The report was published March, 2017. It is based on comments from the discussion group. It is not known how many people were spoken to. Overall sentiment was mixed, the experiences and challenges ofbeing a carer were explored in detail. A set of recommendations has been made. Healthwatch Bolton has suggested some actions that are tangible, but the report does not show whether they were carried out. Summary of recommendations: - Overall information, planning and support for those facing the end of care need to be improved

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General details

Report title 
When caring ends
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Bolton
Date of publication 
Friday, 31 March, 2017
Date evidence capture began 
Friday, 8 December, 2017
Date evidence capture finished 
Friday, 8 December, 2017
Type of report 
Report
Key themes 
Support
Other information of note about this report 
Carers
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-5717

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
No
If this work has been done in partnership, who is the partner? 
Bolton carers support
Primary research method used 
Focus group
How was the information collected? 
Outreach

Details of health and care services included in the report

Secondary care services 
Care of the elderly

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Not known
Age group 
Not known
Gender 
Not known
Ethnicity 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Yes
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Yes
Does the information include staff's views? 
No
Does the information include other people's views? 
No
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 
Mixed

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Yes
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
No
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Yes
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Yes
What type of impact was determined? 
Implied Impact

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
 
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
 
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.