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By Henriette Laidlaw

March 13th, 2017

Carer Time Use - Research Opportunity

The University of Stirling is looking for informal carers (people who provide unpaid help or support) of older adults (aged 55 and over) to take part in a research project about time use. 

We are hoping to learn more about what activities people do as part their care role and better capture experiences of providing support. We hope that we can offer better information for policy makers on which to base their decisions, ultimately benefitting all those who provide unpaid care for older people.

The research involves completion of a time use diary for a week at a time, and for a maximum of two weeks, approximately three months apart. This will help us to learn more about how people in caring partnerships use their time. 

The diary has been co-produced by the University of Stirling team and local carers of older adults. We will be interviewing people before and after the diary completion, face-to-face or by telephone, in Scotland, England, and Wales. We also have an online diary available using the following link:

If you would like to take part in the research, or if you wish to discuss the study further prior to making a decision, please contact Rosalie Ashworth or Nadine Thomas using details below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Rosalie Ashworth

tel: 01786 467728


Nadine Thomas