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Caring in Scotland: Analysis of Existing Data Sources on Unpaid Carers in Scotland

DescriptionA review and analysis of the statistical sources of carers in Scotland.
ISBN978 0755994939
Official Print Publication DateJuly 2010
Website Publication DateJuly 26, 2010

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Fraser Stewart and Euan Patterson

ISBN 978 0 7559 9493 9 (Web only publication)
ISSN 0950 2254
DPPAS 10381

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This report is accompanied by a Research Findings

CONTENTS

LIST OF FIGURES AND TABLES

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1 INTRODUCTION
Introduction to the Research
Research Method
Report Structure

2 BACKGROUND TO THE RESEARCH
Definitions of Carers and Caring
Policy Context to Date
Legislation Related to Carers
Current Policy Position
Estimated Numbers of Carers in Scotland
Summary of Chapter

3 SURVEY DATA ON CARERS IN SCOTLAND
Introduction
The 2001 Census
Analysis of the 2001 Census
The Scottish Household Survey 2007/2008
analysis of the Scottish Household Survey 2007/2008
Summary of Chapter

4 OTHER DATA ON CARERS IN SCOTLAND
Introduction
Department for Work and Pensions Carer's Allowance
Analysis of the Carer's Allowance in Scotland
Social Work Inspection Agency Survey of Carers
Analysis of the Social Work Inspection Agency Survey of Carers
Short Breaks and Respite
Joint Performance Information and Assessment Framework
The Scottish Health Survey
Summary of Chapter

5 DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Introduction
Population Projections for Scotland
Household Projections for Scotland
Healthy Life Expectancy in Scotland
Summary of chapter

6 KEY FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS
Introduction
Key Findings
Conclusions

7 REFERENCES AND USEFUL LINKS
Useful Links
National Data Sources
Caring and Carer Organisations and Voluntary Bodies
Academic Research and Contacts

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Government Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.