Does the person you care for use telecare equipment at home? Telecare includes personal alarms, household sensors, and falls detectors.
If you have experience of this equipment, researchers from the Universities of Leeds and Oxford would like to hear from you. A number of telephone-based group-interviews will take place in July / August 2012. They are hoping to attract between 6 and 8 carers to each session, to engage in discussion about experiences with telecare. They will offer a gift of £20 to each carer who takes part.
The study is about how people in need of care and their carers make use of telecare equipment, what the issues are, how it helps, and what difficulties it presents. If you think you can talk about these experiences, please contact the Leeds University administrative team on:
Tel: 0113 343 5003
Carers UK is not involved in this research but we have a good research relationship with the University of Leeds, and we're interested in how telecare can support carers, so that's why we're posting about this project.