Evaluation of Salford Carers' Development Service (SCDS)

Williamson, T ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7736-0712 and Wray, J 2011, Evaluation of Salford Carers' Development Service (SCDS) , Project Report, University of Salford, Salford. (Unpublished)

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“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
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Schools > School of Health and Society
Publisher: University of Salford
ISBN: 9781907842108
Depositing User: T Williamson
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2011 09:00
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 12:05
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/17110

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