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The health of parent carers who support a child or adult with a learning disability

Carole_bCarole_b Member Posts: 1
edited February 2015 in News and opportunities

I am the parent of an adult who has learning and physical disabilities and I am in my third year of undertaking a PhD at London South Bank University.

Parents of children with a learning disability are known to spend the longest time as carers and we are known as 'perpetual parents', however most research reports on the health of 'all carers' and our health is compared to that of shorter term carers; for example those caring for someone who has dementia or requires palliative care. Therefore my research will add to the body of knowledge about our specific health and needs.

The survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete and includes questions about you and the child/adult you support, questions relating to your general health, your experiences of being a parent carer and whether you feel this has had an effect on your health and wellbeing. At the end the survey you can see how some of your answers compare to other parents who have participated.
For more information, to contact me or to take part please click the link below (you can exit at any time):

Thank you very much, I appreciate any help as I know how precious your time is.


Carole Beighton

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