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Meeting the Support Needs of Older Male Caregivers

In recognition of both Carers Week (8th-14th June), and Men’s Health Week (15th-21st June), a research group in Ulster University (UU) have launched the findings of a three year study about the impact of support services for older male carers.

The research team, lead by Dr Anne Fee and Professors Sonia McIlfatrick and Assumpta Ryan from the Institute of Nursing and Health Research at UU believe that the necessity to raise awareness of, and to support family carers is more crucial now than ever.

Anne explains that there are "increasing numbers of men assuming a caring role, specifically within older age groups, which has resulted in a sub-group of carers whose support needs are not commonly understood."

This report draws on data from older male spousal carers and support providers about the impact of existing carer support services, and includes a number of recommendations for developing gender sensitive carer support.

Click here to download the report>

For any further information please contact the research team at UU directly.

Dr Anne Fee was funded by a HSC R&D Division, Public Health Agency Research Training Fellowship Award.