Short-term care for older people

Closes 25 Sep 2020

Opened 22 Jul 2020

Overview

We would like your views about short-term care for older people. This is care which supports a person for a limited period of time. Typically, it is used when family members (unpaid carers) are temporarily unable to provide support, or need a break from their caring role.

Short-term care includes:

  • emergency support, (for example when an unpaid carer is admitted to hospital), and 
  • planned and pre-booked support to provide an unpaid carer with a break, (for example through respite in a care home). 

For the purposes of this survey, short-term care does not include 'reablement' support which is designed to help a person recover and regain their independence after the effects of illness, injury or medical condition.

This consultation is primarily for unpaid carers, social care workers and anyone using short-term care to complete.

Why We Are Consulting

The information from this consultation will be used to help Sheffield City Council produce a short-term care strategy for older people. The strategy will help change and improve short-term care options across the city.

The consultation is entirely anonymous – however if you would like to speak with someone about your answers in more detail, please leave your contact details at the end of the survey.

Give Us Your Views

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Carers
  • Older People

Interests

  • Keeping Healthy and Well, Accessing Care and Support