The Department of Health has unveiled ‘Quarterly Carers’ Statistics for Northern Ireland (April – June 2018)’ – a publication of quarterly figures relating to assessments and re-assessments offered to carers in Northern Ireland.
A carer’s assessment looks at each carer as an individual with their own personal circumstances, and will identify any particular needs which they may have as a result.
Key Facts and Figures (During Quarter Ending 30th June 2018)
- A carer’s assessment was offered to 4,079 carers in Northern Ireland during the quarter ending 30th June 2018. This represented a five per cent (188) increase on the number of assessments offered in the previous quarter (3,891), and an increase of 13 per cent (478) when compared to the same quarter in 2017 (3,601)
- Of the 4,079 carers’ assessments offered, 52 per cent (2,109) were accepted / completed and 48 per cent (1,970) were declined
- Those carers caring for someone in the Family and Child Care / Children with Disabilities client groups were the most likely to accept an offer of an assessment, whereas all those caring for someone in the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service client group were most likely to decline an offer of an assessment
- A carer’s reassessment was offered to 885 carers in Northern Ireland. This represented a 37 per cent (241) increase on the previous quarter (644) and an increase of 38 per cent (244) from the same quarter in 2017 (641)
- Of the 885 carers’ reassessments offered, 77 per cent (684) were accepted / completed and 23 per cent (201) were declined