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This project is part of the Wobbly Hub and Double Spokes (WH&DS) project.
Aim: The aim of the carers' survey was to explore the current access to and preferences for therapy services for people with a disability or developmental delay living in western NSW as reported by their primary carers. Survey questions are based on the data collected from carers via focus groups and interviews.
Approach: The research team is interested in the experiences of primary carers of people with a disability or developmental delay. This is the person who has substantial responsibility for providing unpaid care or support to a person who has a disability or developmental delay regardless of whether he or she lives with the carer or not. To find out about these experiences the team developed a survey which was available both online and in hard copy.
Outcomes: The survey will help the research team to understand the experiences and preferences of rural carers of people who have used therapy services. These valuable insights will assist with future planning and design of therapy services so to meet the needs of people in rural and remote areas.
The survey was completed by 166 carers in western NSW, 70 online and 93 using paper. Some preliminary findings include:
Dr Angela Dew
Wobbly Hub and Double Spokes Project
75 East Street, T Building
LIDCOMBE NSW 2141
Ph: +61 2 9351 9050
Fax: +61 2 9351 9128