The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety has today published ‘Quarterly Carers’ Statistics for Northern Ireland (January – March 2015)’.
This publication of quarterly figures relates to Carers’ Statistics in Northern Ireland.
Key facts and figures
During quarter ending 31 March 2015:
- A carer’s assessment was offered to 3,076 carers in Northern Ireland during the quarter ending 31 March 2015. This represented an increase of 22% (563) from the quarter ending 31 December 2014 (2,513) and an increase of 5% (143) from the same quarter last year (2,933)
- Of the 3,076 carers’ assessments offered, 41% (1,253) were accepted / completed and 59% (1,823) were declined
- A carer’s reassessment was offered to 508 carers in Northern Ireland during the quarter ending 31 March 2015. This represented an increase of 37% (137) from the quarter ending 31 December 2014 (371) and an increase of 32% (124) from the same quarter last year (384)
- Of the 508 carers’ reassessments offered, 67% (341) were completed and 33% (167) were declined
Notes to editors:
- This information was collated by Community Information Branch within the DHSSPS.
- This bulletin 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 June 2015 are due to be published on 10 September 2015.
- Quarterly carers' statistics for Northern Ireland June 2014 to March 2015
Further information is available from Community Information Branch
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