A survey looking into the experiences of unpaid carers over 50 years old in Wales

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* 1. Who are you looking after? (select all that apply)

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* 2. Roughly how many hours of caring are you doing per week?

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* 3. What are the key tasks you do as a carer?

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* 4. How would you rate your emotional wellbeing?

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* 5. Are you a recipient of or have an 'underlying entitlement'* to Carers Allowance?

*this means that you meet the conditions for Carer’s Allowance, but cannot be paid the benefit because it overlaps with another benefit you're receiving.

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* 6. Are you aware that carers are entitled to a Carers Needs Assessment from their local authority?

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* 7. Do you currently receive support for your role as a carer? (e.g., financial, practical assistance, respite etc)

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* 8. If you answered 'yes' to question 7, please state what kind of support you receive.
If you answered 'no' to question 7, is there a reason why you don't currently receive support for your role as a carer?

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* 9. What sort of support would you benefit from (e.g., financial, practical assistance, information, respite etc)?

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* 10. Do you think that older unpaid carers are adequately supported?

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* 11. Please explain your answer to question 10.

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* 12. How do you receive information and current updates about caring?  (Select all that apply)

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* 13. Do you think information for unpaid carers is easily accessible?

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* 14. What would you've liked to have known when you started caring?

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* 15. Do you feel that your voice is being heard as a carer? (e.g., by the Welsh Government, organisations, social services etc)

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* 16. What’re the top 3 things that would make your life easier as a carer?

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* 17. What’s the main concern you have about the future?

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* 18. If you have any other comments, please leave them below

About you

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* 20. What's your age?

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* 21. Are you:

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* 22. Which race/ethnicity best describes you? 

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* 23. Which of the following is your Local Health Board?

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* 24. Which of the following applies to you?

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* 25. Do you consider yourself to have a disability according to the terms given in the Equality Act 2010?
The Equality Act 2010 defines a person as disabled if they have a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on the person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. 

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* 26. Have you served in the Armed Forces (This could include as a regular, reservist, or national service)

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* 27. Which of the following apply to you? (Select all that apply) I can:

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* 28. Where did you hear about this survey?

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

If you’d like more information about our Carers Project, wish to tell us more about your situation or want to contribute to the project, please contact us on 029 2043 1538 or email carers@agecymru.org.uk.
Age Cymru and Carers Trust Wales are working in partnership to develop person-centred service models to identify, and better meet the needs of older carers and carers of people living with dementia, funded by the Welsh Government Sustainable Social Services Third Sector Grant.
Age Cymru is registered charity 1128436. Company limited by guarantee and registered in Wales and England 6837284. Registered office address Ground Floor, Mariners House, Trident Court, East Moors Road, Cardiff CF24 5TD. ©2022 Age Cymru.

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