This research project from the University of Hull is about the experiences of people who provide help, support and care to another person who lives ‘at a distance’ from them. The research will help to better understand the experiences and needs of people providing help and support at a distance from the person they care about. These experiences may be different to those of people who care for someone they live with or who lives locally.
You are invited to take part in the research if:
- You are aged 18 or over
- You provide help, care or support to another adult (aged 18 or over), living in the UK, who lives at a distance from you (that is, it takes at least 1 hour to travel to see them), or you have provided this kind of support in the past 2 years.
The University is interested in the views and experiences of people providing a range of different kinds of support. This includes those who support people who need help due to old age; dementia; a learning, physical or sensory disability; mental health needs; ill health, a long term condition or frailty. The person may live in their own home, sheltered housing, a care home, inpatient unit or other setting.
They are interested in many different support roles; for example you may help the person in practical ways (for example, with personal or health care, tasks around the house, managing finances), or you may provide emotional support, help the person in their social life (getting out and about, keeping in touch with friends and family), or help organise care and support and make sure that this is working well.