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Literature review

Understanding the social and emotional needs of carers: final report

Caregivers Ageing population Disability National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Australia

This rapid literature review was commissioned by NSW Family & Community Services on behalf of the NSW Carers Advisory Council. The review aims to contribute to the evidence to help the Council to better understand the social and emotional health and wellbeing of the carer population and the specific issues and their impact in the carer population. Carers provide ongoing unpaid support to people who need it because of their disability, chronic illness, mental ill-health, dementia or frail age.

The primary focus of this review is on evaluations of interventions or programs to support the social and emotional wellbeing of carers. The review also describes the key issues identified in the literature and what is known about the social and emotional health and wellbeing in the carer population. As this is a rapid literature review, it focuses on key issues, themes and solutions identified and may not be comprehensive or exhaustive.

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