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Share the Care'

Share the Care'

An Evaluation of a Family-Based Respite Care Service

Kirsten Stalker

Quick Overview

Share the Care' examines the different ways in which respite care schemes operate, focusing in particular on the Share-the-Care service in Lothian and the experience of parents of children with learning difficulties of using the scheme, respite carers, families facing an extended wait for respite and families who withdraw from the scheme.
1994, Hardback, 8.50in x 5.51in / 216mm x 140mm, 160pp
ISBN: 978-1-85302-038-4

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AU$62.00

Description

The provision of respite care within families is a relatively new development and the ad hoc nature of individual schemes has resulted in a great variation in their character; relatively little research has been carried out into the policy and practice of this important development in community care. 'Share the Care' examines: the different ways in which respite care schemes operate, focusing in particular on the Share-the-Care service in Lothian; the experience of parents of children with learning difficulties of using the scheme; respite carers: who joins the scheme and why, their perceptions of its rewards and dissatisfactions, and their experience of social work support; the less positive effects of separation upon the children themselves; families facing an extended wait for respite; families who withdraw from the scheme.

Reviews

'A well researched and well presented book... readable and informative.'
- Disability News

Authors

By (author): Kirsten Stalker