Provision of care

Mnemonic (reference code): HELPUK

Definition: This question records whether a person gives any help or support to family members, friends, neighbours or others because of long-term physical or mental ill-health or disability, or problems related to old age.

Note that there is no specific reference to whether this care is provided within the household or outside the household. Therefore, no explicit link can be created to infer that an individual providing care is providing it to a person within the household who has poor general health, or a limiting long term illness, disability or health problem.

The variable records the time spent in a typical week.

Applicability: All people, UK

Classification:

Code

Name

1

No care provided

2

1 to 19 hours

3

20 to 49 hours

4

50+ hours

Total number of categories: 4

Output:

CAS025, CAS026, CAS027

CAST02

S25, S26, S27, S210

KS08

T16, T17, T18, T19, T20

UV21

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.