|Care Alliance Ireland would like to invite you to participate in a short survey on the National Carers’ Strategy.
The National Carers’ Strategy was published in 2012. It describes government policy for those who care (in an unpaid capacity) for older people, children and adults with an illness or a disability. The National Carers’ Strategy contains 42 actions and this survey is being conducted to assess whether or not these actions continue to be relevant in 2021 from the perspective of key stakeholders including family carers, policymakers, relevant service providers, and researchers.
The Programme for Government 2020 includes a commitment to review and update the National Carers’ Strategy. It is hoped that the findings from this survey will help inform the development of the next National Carers’ Strategy, that is being led by the Department of Health, in consultation with the wider family carer sector.
The survey is being undertaken as part of CARERENGAGE, a joint project between Care Alliance Ireland and Institute of Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21), University College Cork, and funded by the Irish Research Council (New Foundations). You can read more about the CARERENGAGE project here if you wish.
To conduct the survey, Care Alliance Ireland have partnered with Dr Maria Pierce, an independent researcher. Your participation in this survey is voluntary and ‘your responses will remain anonymous and strictly confidential. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Please read the participant information sheet before deciding if you would like to take part. The participant information sheet can be found here and also when you click on the link below to access the survey.
If you would like to be entered in the draw for the €50 participant voucher and/or would like to participate in future consultations in relation to the next National Carers’ Strategy, you will be invited to do so at the end of the survey.
If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Dr. Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To participate in the survey, please click here.