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Carers UK Forum • Time For You Study into breaks for family carers in Suffolk
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Time For You Study into breaks for family carers in Suffolk

Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:39 pm
by Guest
The Time For You Study is a multi-part, multi-agency study funded by the Department of Health into the provision and access to breaks for family carers running in Suffolk until March 2011. There are three pilot areas in Suffolk; Ipswich, Brandon and the villages of Sibton & Peasenhall.

Part 1 of the study offers family carers in or around the pilot study areas an initial grant of £100 towards a break of their choice in return for completing two short interviews with a trained researcher, one before and one after the grant is given. If you are a family carer, please contact the study to complete a very quick eligibility questionnaire over the phone.

Part 2 of the study is looking at how communities can develop or improve short break opportunities for carers. If you are a potential user or provider of short breaks for carers living in Suffolk, or you are interested in improving services for carers in Suffolk, the study would very much like to hear from you.

A website detailing breaks available to carers will be launched on 3oth April at http://www.timeforcarers.info and providers of services to carers are very much encouraged to register.

To take part, please contact]amanda.blunden@ipswich.gov.uk[/url]

BRANDON (Turning Point)
07983246003
claire.turnbull@turning-point.co.uk

PEASENHALL AND SIBTON (Suffolk Acre)
01473 345300 / 07787258137
nat.bocking@suffolkacre.org.uk

More information]http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/CareAndHealth ... ForYou.htm[/url]

From time to time, more information about the study will appear in this thread.