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Table 7 Carers’ views of the interface between carers and formal support

From: Applying a new concept of embedding qualitative research: an example from a quantitative study of carers of people in later stage dementia

Main theme Subtheme
Maintaining control in the home Taking the lead role in arranging formal care
Reliable and trustworthy formal support
Continuity of staff
Working in partnership with health and social care organisations and professionals Coordinated support rather than fragmented support
Compassionate support (sensitive, communicative, relational)
Benefit of finding carers from own network Neighbours and friends as carers