Working with and supporting informal carers
Supporting family or 'informal' carers is an increasingly important part of providing community care. More programs are being designed directly for carers, and finding the best ways to support them in a joint approach to care and support is a growing challenge for all service providers. This Briefing reviews some key facts about carers and the research on what works for them in terms of effective service responses. Its focus is carers of older people, and carers who are themselves ageing.