The Department of Health (DoH) has today published “Quarterly Carers’ Statistics for Northern Ireland (January - March 2019).
This publication of quarterly figures relates to assessments and re-assessments offered to carers in Northern Ireland. A carer’s assessment looks at each carer as an individual with their own personal circumstances, and will identify any particular needs they may have as a result their caring duties.
Key Facts and Figures:
During quarter ending 31 March 2019:
- A carer’s assessment was offered to 4,734 carers in Northern Ireland during the quarter ending 31 March 2019. This represented a 4% (174) increase on the number of assessments offered in the previous quarter (4,560), and an increase of 22% (843) when compared to the same quarter in 2018 (3,891).
- Of the 4,734 carers’ assessments offered, 54% (2,567) were accepted / completed and 46% (2,167) were declined.
- Those carers caring for someone in the Family and Childcare / Children with Disabilities client groups were the most likely to accept an offer of an assessment, whereas those caring for someone in the Mental Health client group were most likely to decline an offer of an assessment.
- A carer’s reassessment was offered to 1,112 carers in Northern Ireland during the quarter ending 31 March 2019. This represented a 3% (35) increase on the number of assessments offered in the previous quarter (1,077), and an increase of 73% (468) when compared to the same quarter in 2018 (644).
- Of the 1,112 carers’ reassessments offered, 74% (828) were accepted / completed and 26% (284) were declined.
Notes to editors:
1. This information was collated by Community Information Branch within the DoH.
2. A statistical release of carers’ information is published on a quarterly basis.
3. 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.
4. Similar statistics relating to the quarter ending 30 June 2019 are due for release in September 2019.
5. This publication is available online.
6. Further information is available from:
Community Information Branch
Department of Health
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