Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/611711
Title:
Online Supports for Family Carers: Options & Experiences
Authors:
Care Alliance Ireland
Is Part Of:
Care Alliance Ireland Discussion Paper Series
Affiliation:
Care Alliance Ireland
Publisher:
Care Alliance Ireland
Issue Date:
1-Jun-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/611711
Additional Links:
http://carealliance.ie/userfiles/file/Discussion%20Paper%203-%20Online%20Support%20for%20Family%20Carers.pdf
Item Type:
Other
Language:
en
Description:
One of the key developments of the late 20th and early 21st centuries is the development of the internet as an everyday tool used by the majority of citizens. By 2015, 80% of the Irish population, across all age groups, had used the internet in some way in the three months preceding the survey (Central Statistics Office, 2016). Ninety five percent of those aged between 16 and 29, and nearly half of those aged between 60 and 74, had done so. It is clear, therefore, that the internet is increasingly becoming a tool that must be understood and utilised as a viable way to increase supports for Family Carers. Continuing in the tradition of previous papers in this series, this paper details some of the key issues on this topic – introducing the various types of online supports for Family Carers currently available and in development, both nationally and internationally, and going on to outline some of the benefits and challenges facing organisations who provide such supports. The purpose of this paper is not to present an exhaustive piece of research, but to stimulate discussion.
Keywords:
CARERS; INTERNET

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCare Alliance Irelanden
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-03T12:12:23Zen
dc.date.available2016-06-03T12:12:23Zen
dc.date.issued2016-06-01en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/611711en
dc.descriptionOne of the key developments of the late 20th and early 21st centuries is the development of the internet as an everyday tool used by the majority of citizens. By 2015, 80% of the Irish population, across all age groups, had used the internet in some way in the three months preceding the survey (Central Statistics Office, 2016). Ninety five percent of those aged between 16 and 29, and nearly half of those aged between 60 and 74, had done so. It is clear, therefore, that the internet is increasingly becoming a tool that must be understood and utilised as a viable way to increase supports for Family Carers. Continuing in the tradition of previous papers in this series, this paper details some of the key issues on this topic – introducing the various types of online supports for Family Carers currently available and in development, both nationally and internationally, and going on to outline some of the benefits and challenges facing organisations who provide such supports. The purpose of this paper is not to present an exhaustive piece of research, but to stimulate discussion.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCare Alliance Irelanden
dc.relation.ispartofCare Alliance Ireland Discussion Paper Seriesen
dc.relation.urlhttp://carealliance.ie/userfiles/file/Discussion%20Paper%203-%20Online%20Support%20for%20Family%20Carers.pdfen
dc.subjectCARERSen
dc.subjectINTERNETen
dc.titleOnline Supports for Family Carers: Options & Experiencesen
dc.typeOtheren
dc.contributor.departmentCare Alliance Irelanden
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