The desk research review was carried out to help guide and focus discussion on the defined priority areas during the Caring for our future engagement period. It is a broad overview of existing, selected market research findings (qualitative and quantitative) on the priority areas, and helps, where possible, to define the gaps in knowledge.
This document was not produced to be used as a stand-alone and complete research document, but instead to provide stimulus and guidance for the leaders from the care and support community who are leading the discussions on the defined priority areas.
The vast majority of data was collected from 2008 onwards. It does not include academic sources but comprises market research findings from the general public and from the care and support sector.