Jill Manthorpe Completed 2012
Better ways of supporting carers providing unpaid care are needed to help prevent the negative consequences that prolonged intensive caring sometimes has. Otherwise, it will become increasingly hard to support the growing numbers of older adults and people with disabilities needing support.
The Care Act 2014 created a number of new rights for carers. It aims to place carers on an equal footing with those for whom they care in terms of rights to support. Local councils with social services responsibilities (CSSRs):
The Care Act 2014 strengthens the rights and recognition of carers in the social care system, including new rights for carers to receive services. In the run-up to implementation of the Act, this study mapped different types of social care support for family carers across England.
The study aimed to ask:
This was a mixed methods study with four main strands, including in-depth interviews with 24 family carers, 8 commissioners, 16 representatives of voluntary organisations and 38 carers’ workers in four parts of England; 80 responses to an email/postal survey sent to all local authorities with responsibilities for adult social care (50% response rate); a web audit of 50 local authority websites; and secondary analysis of the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) data on carers’ workers.
Manthorpe J, Moriarty J, Cornes M (2015) Parent? carer? mid-lifer? older Person? similarities and diversities across different experiences of caring and their implications for practice, Working with Older People, 19, 2.
Manthorpe J, Moriarty J, Cornes M (2015) Supportive practice with carers of people with substance misuse problems, Practice, 27, 1, 51-65.
Moriarty J, Manthorpe J, Cornes M (2014) Reaching out or missing out: approaches to outreach with family carers in social care organisations, Health & Social Care in the Community, online.
Moriarty J, Manthorpe J (2014) Fragmentation and competition: voluntary organisations’ experiences of support for family carers, Voluntary Sector Review, online.
Moriarty J, Manthorpe J, Cornes M (2014) Skills social care workers need to support personalisation’, Social Care and Neurodisability, 5, 2, 83-90.
Manthorpe J, Moriarty J, Cornes M, Hussein S, Lombard D (2013) On-line information and registration with services: patterns of support for carers in England, Working with Older People, 17, 3, 117-124.
Manthorpe J, Moriarty J, Cornes M (2011) Keeping it in the family? People with learning disabilities and families employing their own care and support workers: Findings from a scoping review of the literature, Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 15, 3, 195-207.