The Department of Health (DoH) has today published “Quarterly Carers’ Statistics for Northern Ireland (October - December 2019)”.
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 31 December 2019:
- A carers’ assessment was offered to 4,201 carers in Northern Ireland during the quarter ending 31 December 2019. This represented a 2% (68) increase on the number of assessments offered in the previous quarter (4,133), and a decrease of 8% (359) when compared to the same quarter in 2018 (4,560).
- Of the 4,201 carers’ assessments offered, 49% (2,074) were accepted / completed and 51% (2,127) 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 Older People client group were most likely to decline an offer of an assessment.
- A carers’ reassessment was offered to 1,239 carers in Northern Ireland during the quarter ending 31 December 2019. This represented 18% (187) increase on the number of assessments offered in the previous quarter (1,052), and an increase of 15% (162) when compared to the same quarter in 2018 (1,077).
- Of the 1,239 carers’ reassessments offered, 75% (925) were accepted / completed and 25% (314) were declined.
 Figures on Carers’ Assessments and Reassessments were amended for the quarter ending September 2019.
Notes to editors:
- This information was collated by Community Information Branch within DoH.
- A statistical release of carers’ information 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 31 March 2020 are due for release in June 2020.
- This publication is available on the Department's website.
- Further information is available from:
Community Information Branch
Department of Health
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Belfast BT4 3SQ
Telephone: (028) 9052 8134
Internet: Department of Health
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