This report presents findings from the carers’ module of the Continuous Household Survey (CHS), carried out over the year 1st April 2008 – 31st March 2009. The CHS provides a regular source of information on a wide range of social and economic issues within Northern Ireland, and has been running since 1983. The home care module was included in the CHS with a view to collecting information on the current ability of respondents to perform a number of selected activities and to ascertain if they had any help with these activities from a relative, friend or neighbour. The opportunity was also used to find out if those requiring help had considered a home care package and to gather the views of any current home care service users about the service they receive.
Source agency: Health, Social Service and Public Safety (Northern Ireland)
Designation: National Statistics
Alternative title: CHS 2008/09 - Domiciliary Care Module