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Carers and telecare

20 September 2012

By looking at carers’ experiences, this report takes this case forward by exploring in more detail the evidence and opportunities afforded by telecare and telehealth technologies and the barriers to greater take-up.

  • Over 60% of carers surveyed said telecare/telehealth had given them peace of mind as a carer
  • One in eight carers said telecare/telehealth had helped them stay in work or return to work alongside caring.
  • Yet almost two thirds of carers not using telecare/telehealth were unaware of the support available from technology.
  • Of carers not currently using telecare/telehealth one in four would like it but simply did not know where to find it.
  • Only 6% of carers said they would not want telecare/telehealth.

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