There are 7 million people in the UK living with Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and it is one of the leading causes of disability.
We know that social care support can help people who have had a heart attack with personal care and help with daily living activities until they get back on their feet. We know that stroke survivors who have lost their speech or mobility can benefit from services to prevent social exclusion. And home and 24 hour residential services can provide care and support to heart failure patients for whom breathlessness and exhaustion preclude even minimal activities of daily living.
We don’t know as much as we would like to about the current provision of non-medical care and support for people with CVD.
Social care research
As part of a research project we want to speak to:
- Directors of Adult Social Services
- Social workers,
- Domiciliary care workers
- Health professionals who work closely with social care,
who could tell us about their experiences of social care provision in their areas. We want to know what works well, what doesn't work well and why you think that is the case.
If you would like more information or to get involved in this important work, please contact us at [email protected] or on 02075540530 stating your name and position and we will be in touch shortly to organise a convenient time to talk either in person or over the phone. Everything you tell us will be kept anonymous.