The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety has today published Quarterly Carers’ Statistics for Northern Ireland (April - June 2015)
This publication of quarterly figures relates to Carers’ Statistics in Northern Ireland.
Key facts and figures:
During quarter ending 30 June 2015:
- A carer’s assessment was offered to 3,100 carers in Northern Ireland during the quarter ending 30 June 2015. This represented an increase of 1% (24) from the quarter ending 31 March 2015 (3,076) and an increase of 13% (355) from the same quarter last year (2,745).
- Of the 3,100 carers’ assessments offered, 39% (1,201) were accepted / completed and 61% (1,899) were declined.
- A carer’s reassessment was offered to 565 carers in Northern Ireland during the quarter ending 30 June 2015. This represented an increase of 11% (57) from the quarter ending 31 March 2015 (508) and an increase of 61% (213) from the same quarter last year (352).
- Of the 565 carers’ reassessments offered, 62% (352) were accepted / completed and 38% (213) were declined.
Notes to editors:
- This information was collated by Community Information Branch within the DHSSPS.
- A statistical release of carers’ information is published on a quarterly basis.
- Statistics detailed within the bulletin are presented regionally and by Health and Social Care Trust in respect of carers’ assessments and reassessments that are offered, accepted / completed and declined; and are available by the client group of the person being cared for.
- Similar statistics relating to the quarter ending 30 September 2015 are due for release on 3 December 2015.
- This publication is available online
- Further information is available from Community Information Branch
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