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You're on the waiting list: families waiting for respite care services: fourth interim report

Authors:
ROBINSON Carol, STALKER Kirsten
Publisher:
Norah Fry Research Centre
Publication year:
1991
Pagination:
37p.
Place of publication:
Bristol

Many families experience serious problems finding suitable services which can cater for both their child's complex health needs and their own need for significant levels of support. This paper highlights which services families were using and the difficulties of obtaining a coherent and consistent package of support. Regulatory concerns relating to the piece-meal provision of services and use of children's hospices are raised along with recommendations for improving policy and practice.

Journal article

Short-term care for children

Author:
ROBINSON Carol
Journal article citation:
Child and Family Social Work, 1(4), November 1996, pp.261-266.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

Research into short-term care services for children has largely concerned provision for disabled children and their families: a reflection of the greater development of services for disabled children than their non-disabled peers. Describes the range of services in the UK, identifies current gaps in provision as well as some of the factors that affect uptake and user satisfaction with services. It concludes with a summary of current issues of concern for practitioners and policy-makers, including the importance of making services more child-centred and attractive to a wider cross-section of families.

Book

New directions: suggestions for improving take-up in short term breaks

Authors:
ROBINSON Carol, STALKER Kirsten
Publisher:
HMSO
Publication year:
1992
Pagination:
27p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Looks at the reasons why some families with disabled children do not use services offering breaks (respite care) and makes suggestions for developing attractive and accessible alternative services.

Book

Observing for quality : quality in day care services for under fives

Authors:
WESTON Clive, MINKES John, ROBINSON Carol
Publisher:
Stationery Office
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
29p.
Place of publication:
London

This monograph is designed to assess quality in day services to disabled children aged under five.

Book

Quality counts: a review of quality assurance in family based short term care

Authors:
NEWITT Bernie, JONES Vicky, ROBINSON Carol
Publisher:
Shared Care Network,|Norah Fry Research Centre
Publication year:
1997
Pagination:
41p.
Place of publication:
Bristol

Short breaks (respite care) provide invaluable support for disabled children and their families. They offer opportunities for children to become more independent, widen their horizons and have new experiences. It gives them the chance to form real friendships outside their family. At the same time their families get a break from caring and a chance to recharge their batteries.

Book

A survey of family based respite care services

Authors:
ORLIK Christopher, ROBINSON Carol, RUSSELL Oliver
Publishers:
National Association for Family Based Respite Care, University of Bristol. Norah Fry Research Centre
Publication year:
1991
Pagination:
41p.,tables,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Bristol

Report bringing together information on 265 schemes which offer short term respite care to people with learning difficulties or physical disabilities.

Book

Assessing quality in services to disabled children under the Children Act 1989: final report to the Department of Health

Authors:
ROBINSON Carol, WESTON Clive, MINKES John
Publisher:
Norah Fry Research Centre
Publication year:
1994
Pagination:
200p.
Place of publication:
Bristol

Report from an action research project, monitoring the implementation of the Children Act 1989 in services to disabled children, with the aim of assisting practitioners to develop services which comply with the regulations accompanying the Act.

Journal article

Making the break from 'respite care': a keynote review

Author:
ROBINSON Carol
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 22(2), 1994, pp.42-45.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

Seeks to describe the development of respite services in the UK from their beginnings as relief care for carers to the emerging view of services as offering a potentially positive experience for disabled people.

Journal article

Someone to turn to

Authors:
ROBINSON Carol, et al
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 2.5.91, 1991, pp.24-25.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Describes the pattern of respite care schemes in the U.K. and highlights the resource implications for users and respite carers.

Book

Befriending: more than just finding friends?

Authors:
HESLOP Pauline, ROBINSON Carol
Publisher:
Shared Care Network
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
108p..bibliog.
Place of publication:
Bristol

There is a growing trend for the development of befriending services and increased government recognition that the provision of short break services (of which befriending is one of the range of services) is essential in supporting families of disabled people. Despite this there is a paucity of research evidence about the effectiveness of such services. It is these three factors which have prompted this research, which focuses on the views and experiences of 15 workers at seven befriending schemes for children and/or adults with learning difficulties in England; 34 people with learning difficulties using the schemes; 42 befrienders attached to them; and 46 parent carers of children/young people linked to any of the seven schemes.

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