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Developing improved survey questions on older people's receipt of, and payment for, formal and informal care

King, D., Balarajan, M., Blake, M., Darton, R., Gray, M., Hancock, R., Henderson, C., Jones, A., Legard, R., Malley, J., Martin, A., Morciano, M., Mugford, M., Pickard, L., Shemilt, I., Snell, T. and Wittenberg, R. (2010) Developing improved survey questions on older people's receipt of, and payment for, formal and informal care. PSSRU discussion paper (2764). Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU), Canterbury, UK.

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Abstract

Robust data are needed on the characteristics of people providing and receiving informal care and on people receiving formal care and support, including details of their financial circumstances and contributions to care costs. Information currently collected in surveys does not clearly identify who arranges services (e.g. whether private care is arranged with or without the involvement of a local authority or council), which care recipients pay for services and which services they pay for. Moreover, developments such as Direct Payments and Personal Budgets are not yet reflected in survey questions and may blur the boundary between paid and unpaid care. This study aims to develop an improved set of survey questions on older people’s receipt of, and payment for, formal and informal care. This is a report of stage one of the study, which involved. a review of questions on receipt of formal care, disability benefits and informal care in existing surveys; a consultation with stakeholders for their views on existing survey questions and the potential for data linkage with administrative data; and a systematic review of economic evaluations which included questions to service users or their carers on the types, amounts and costs of formal social care services. This stage of the study was funded by the Department of Health and conducted by researchers at the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at LSE and Kent and researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in collaboration with the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen).

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://www.pssru.ac.uk/index-kent-lse.php
Additional Information: © 2010 PSSRU
Divisions: Social Policy
Personal Social Services Research Unit
LSE Health
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2015 12:20
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2020 23:11
Funders: Department of Health
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60937

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