Publication of Quarterly Carers’ Statistics for Northern Ireland (July - September 2021)

Date published: 09 December 2021

The Department of Health (DoH) has today published Quarterly Carers’ Statistics for Northern Ireland (July - September 2021).

This publication of quarterly figures relates to assessments and re-assessments offered to carers in Northern Ireland. A carers’ 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 30 September 2021:

Carers Assessments

Carers Reassessments

  • A carers' reassessment was offered to 1,061 carers in Northern Ireland during the quarter ending 30 September 2021. This represented a 3% increase on the number of reassessments offered in the previous quarter, but a decrease of 9% when compared to the same quarter in 2020.
  • Of the 1,061 carers’ reassessments offered, 70% (746) were accepted / completed and 30% (315) 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 2021 are due for release in February 2022.
  5. This publication is available online
  6. Further information is available from:
    Community Information Branch
    Department of Health
    Room 11, Annexe 2
    Castle Buildings
    Belfast BT4 3SP
    Tel: (028) 90 528134
    website: Department of Health
  7. For media enquiries please contact the DoH Press Office by email
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  9. The Executive Information Service operates an out of hours service For Media Enquiries Only between 1800hrs and 0800hrs Monday to Friday and at weekends and public holidays. The duty press officer can be contacted on 028 9037 8110.

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