The Department of Health (DoH) has today published “Quarterly Carers’ Statistics for Northern Ireland (July - September 2017)”.
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.
Key Facts and Figures:
During quarter ending 30 September 2017:
- A carer’s assessment was offered to 3,501 carers in Northern Ireland during the quarter ending 30 September 2017. This represented a 3% (92) decrease on the number of assessments offered in the previous quarter (3,593), and a similar amount to the same quarter last year (3,484)
- Of the 3,501 carers’ assessments offered, 51% (1,785) were accepted / completed and 49% (1,716) were declined
- Those carers caring for someone in the Older People client group were the most likely to accept an offer of an assessment, whereas those caring for someone in the Family & Child Care client group were the least likely to accept an offer of an assessment
- A carer’s reassessment was offered to 563 carers in Northern Ireland. This represented a 12% (78) decrease on the previous quarter (641) and an increase of 10% (50) from the same quarter last year (513)
- Of the 563 carers’ reassessments offered, 72% (406) were accepted / completed and 28% (157) 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 31 December 2017 are due for release on 8 March 2018.
5. This publication is available online.
6. Further information is available from:
Community Information Branch
Department of Health
Belfast BT4 3SP
Tel: (028) 90 528134
Fax: (028) 90 523288
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