Publication of “Quarterly Carers’ Statistics for Northern Ireland (July - September 2017)”

Date published: 06 December 2017

The Department of Health (DoH) has today published “Quarterly Carers’ Statistics for Northern Ireland (July - September 2017)”.

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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:

Carers Assessments

  • 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

Carers Reassessments

  • 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                                 
Room 11
Annexe 2                                                     
Castle Buildings
Stormont
Belfast BT4 3SP

Tel:     (028) 90 528134

Fax:    (028) 90 523288

E-mail: cib@health-ni.gov.uk

7. For media enquiries please contact the DoH Press Office 028 9052 0575 or email pressoffice@health-ni.gov.uk. Out of hours please contact the Duty Press Officer via pager number 07623 974383 and your call will be returned. Follow us on twitter @healthdpt

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