Establishing Alternative Pathways of Support for Older Informal Caregivers

Project Details


Many people with multimorbidity depend on the informal (unpaid) care of family and friends to maintain their independence and quality of life. Informal caregiving however can have profoundly negative effects on caregivers, especially older caregivers who often have long-term conditions themselves. Considering the UK’s increasing dependency on informal care as we encounter an ageing population, providing accessible and tailored support services to older informal caregivers is critical. In collaboration with the Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council and its partners who run older adult day-care centres, we will co-host workshops to identify caregiver priorities and explore potential support pathways for older (aged 60+) chronically ill informal caregivers of people with multimorbidity (≥2 chronic conditions). These insights will inform a subsequent stage in which a multi-component intervention would be co-developed and further piloted with these day-care centres, to offer an array of local resources and tailored support for caregivers accessing day-care services.
Effective start/end date4/12/2328/06/24


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