"Getting it Right – Effective Carer Involvement"

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Carer and user involvement has been part of the health and social care landscape for some time. Carers Northern Ireland organised this seminar - 'Getting it Right - Effective Carer Involvement' - to reflect on current best practice in involving carers in health and social care. The seminar brought together health and social care professionals including commissioning teams, social care team leaders, carer co-ordinators, PPI leads, equality officers and others who work with carers to ask: What are the barriers to engagement? Why are carers seen as a hard to reach target group? What works?
As author of 'Looking out from the middle: User involvement in health and social care in Northern Ireland' (Duffy, 2008), I examined recommendations and themes arising from this report. I was joined by my research colleague, Brendan McKeever.
Period29 Nov 2011
Held atCarers Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionRegional