The Department of Health (DoH) has today published "Quarterly Carers' Statistics for Northern Ireland (October - December 2022)".
This publication of quarterly figures relates to assessments and re-assessments offered to carers in Northern Ireland. A carers' assessment looks at each carer as an individual with their own personal circumstances, and will identify any particular needs they may have as a result their caring duties.
Key Facts and Figures:
During quarter ending 31 December 2022:
- A carers' assessment was offered to 4,000 carers in Northern Ireland during the Quarter ending 31 December 2022. This represented an 8% increase on the number of assessments offered in the previous quarter, and an increase of 17% when compared to the same quarter in 2021.
- Of the 4,000 carers' assessments offered, 55% (2,194) were accepted / completed and 45% (1,806) were declined.
- Those carers caring for someone in the Family and Childcare / Children with Disabilities client groups were the most likely to accept an offer of an assessment, whereas those caring for someone in the Older People client group were most likely to decline an offer of an assessment.
- A carers' reassessment was offered to 1,469 carers in Northern Ireland during the Quarter ending 31 December 2022. This represents a 10% increase on the number of reassessments offered in the previous quarter, and an increase of 51% when compared to the same quarter in 2021.
- Of the 1,469 carers' reassessments offered, 84% (1,229) were accepted completed and 16% (240) were declined.