Measuring Caring Activities & Outcomes for Young Carers

On this page, you will find the learning arising from the Making a step change for young carers and their families: Putting it into practice project related to the theme of Measuring Caring Activities & Outcomes for Young Carers, including key messages, tools and resources.

Webinars & Videos

Webinar: Impact measurement tools and demonstrating outcomes.

Information on some different impact measurement tools and discussion of the importance of measuring, tracking and evidencing changes for young carers and their families. Includes an introduction to a bespoke social return on investment tool (Peter Fletcher Associates).

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National Resources

Assessment for young carers and measuring impact and outcomes

This workshop reviews the legislation around assessments and provides practical tools for measuring the impact of the legislation and the outcomes for young carers and their families.

 

MACA YC-18: Multidimensional Assessment of Caring Activities
The MACA is a questionnaire to be completed by young carers that can be used as an indicator of the total amount of caring activity undertaken by a child or young person, as well as six subscale scores for:
  1. Domestic tasks
  2. Household management
  3. Personal care
  4. Emotional care
  5. Sibling care
  6. Financial/practical care.

 

PANOC YC-20: Positive and Negative Outcomes of Caring
The Positive and Negative Outcomes of Caring (PANOC-YC20) is a questionnaire to be completed by young carers that can be used to provide an index (or score) of the subjective cognitive and emotional impact of caring in young people.

 

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