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Evaluation of Salford Carers' Development Service (SCDS)

Williamson, T and Wray, J 2011, Evaluation of Salford Carers' Development Service (SCDS) , Project Report, University of Salford, Salford. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

“A carer spends a significant proportion of their life providing unpaid support to family or potentially friends. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems.” (Department of Health 2008) Between July 2007 and July 2009, a Carers’ Support Service operated within one area of Salford City (Charlestown and Lower Kersal). This original service was the pre-cursor to a different service known as the Salford Carers’ Development Service (SCDS). The SCDS was set up to meet carers’ support needs in other areas of the City from August 2009 using the learning from this original service. The SCDS comprised staff who had provided the Charlestown and Lower Kersal service and its senior management remained the same. The plan for the SCDS was that it would focus on three other areas of the City consecutively, with each one receiving dedicated SCDS input for a year-long period.In spring 2010, the SCDS manager (Chief Executive of Unlimited Potential – a social enterprise in the form of a community benefit society) negotiated an evaluation study to be undertaken by researchers from the University of Salford’s School of Nursing and Midwifery. Groundwork for the evaluation took place over the summer of 2010, with data collection commencing in October 2010 and completing in February 2011. This report shares the findings from this project which is an example of public engagement activity.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Additional Information: Final report
Uncontrolled Keywords: public engagement, user involvement, public involvement, carer, informal carer, community engagement, community involvement, evaluation
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work Research
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Publisher: University of Salford
Depositing User: T Williamson
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2011 09:00
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:05
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/17110

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