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Do you provide care for an older person? If so, we would like to hear from you.

The Carers Centre has agreed to promote this opportunity for carers on behalf of the University of Brighton:

My name is Anneliese. I am working for an organisation called Connected Places Catapult and the University of Brighton, on the ‘Homes for Healthy Ageing’ project.

The aim of the project is to find out what might help older people stay living in their own homes for longer if they want to. As part of this we also want to know what will help the people who care for them.

What is a carer?

When we say carer we mean adults who look after a family member, partner or friend who needs help. They may need help because of illness, disability, a mental health problem or cannot cope without their support. The care they give is unpaid.

For our project, we would like to speak to you if:

  • you provide care for someone aged over 65
  • and you are not paid for the care you provide.

We want to ask you about your life as a carer, what helps you and what challenges you face. This is so we can make sure we design ways to support people who are providing care that are helpful and consider your opinions and experiences.

This could be over the telephone, in person or on a video call. We may also ask you to take part by keeping a diary about what you do in a day as a carer. We can offer a £25 shopping voucher if you would like to take part.

Everything you share with us will be confidential and we will not include your name when we write up what we find out.


If you are interested in taking part: please contact me to find out more. We can arrange a time to speak.


Anneliese Levy 07876367914 If I don’t answer the phone, please leave me a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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