Carers and Supporting Recovery

Parr, H. (2009) Carers and Supporting Recovery. Project Report. Scottish Recovery Network, Glasgow.

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This unique report entitled 'Carers and supporting recovery' was commissioned by the Scottish Recovery Network and is the result of a long-standing project to investigate carers' perspectives of recovery and experiences supporting recovery.<p></p> From February 2009 to April 2009, SRN and Dr. Hester Parr visited four carers groups across Scotland and spoke with an estimated 60 carers about their thoughts on recovery and their experiences of caring and supporting recovery. The report findings suggest that carers can play an important role in supporting and recognising recovery and highlights some of the intensive and creative ways they have done so. It also suggests that formal services could benefit from working with carers as a means of developing better informed recovery focused relationships with the people who use their services. In addition to these points, the report highlights some of the challenges faced by carers in terms of managing risk, letting go and their own recovery.<p></p> SRN view this report as a starting point for work in this area. For instance, SRN plans to do use the information gathered from this project to influence the continued development of the Scottish Recovery Indicator (SRI). We are also considering how to share this information with a wider audience and investigating the option of creating smaller publications with particular messages aimed at specific audiences.<p></p>

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Project Report)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Parr, Professor Hester
Authors: Parr, H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Publisher:Scottish Recovery Network

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