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The Survey of Carers in Households, conducted in 2009-2010, was commissioned by the Department of Health as part of the Government's Carers' Strategy programme. The Health and Social Care Information Centre (NHS IC) undertook responsibility for the survey. Carers were identified via a short screening 'prevalence' questionnaire. People providing care in a professional capacity were excluded. Questions covered support given to main person(s) cared for, support for carer, access to specific services for carers, impact of care-giving on carer, impact of care-giving on employment prospects and demographic details.
GN 33444 | Survey of Carers in Households, 2009/2010 -
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The Survey of Carers in Households, 2009-2010 carried out face-to-face interviews with carers over 11 months of fieldwork in a representative sample of homes in England. Main topics included support given to the main person(s) cared for, support for the carer, access to specific services for carers, impact of care-giving on the carer, impact of care-giving on employment prospects and demographic details.
Carers resident in households in England. Carers were identified via a short screening 'prevalence' questionnaire at addresses which were randomly selected from the Postcode Address File (PAF). Carers were defined as those people who identified themselves as having extra responsibilities of looking after someone who has a long-term physical or mental ill health or disability, or problems related to old age. People providing care in a professional capacity were excluded.
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The prevalence questionnaire covered household demographics and structure and aimed to identify carers eligible for the survey. The main questionnaire covered household information, whether respondent met the GHS definition of 'carer', support given to main person(s) cared for, support for carer, access to specific services for carers, impact of care-giving on carer, impact of care-giving on employment prospects and demographic details.
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Yes. Please see the documentation on the catalogue page for each survey for more information about weighting this survey.
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