Informal care is help or support provided by a family member, friend, or neighbour to a disabled, sick, or frail person. Informal carers are typically unpaid, although in some cases may be paid.
This report presents results from the New Zealand 2006 Household Disability Survey on the informal care needed and received by disabled people.
It identifies the kinds of people most likely to provide informal care to disabled people living in households, the types of help and support they provide, and how often they provide it. More broadly, the report also profiles the everyday household living situations of disabled people, showing for example how many are living by themselves and how many are living in one or two-parent families.
Published September 2009
ISBN 978-0-478-31578-3 (online)
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