Mapping Care: A Case Study of Dementia Service Provision in the North East of England

Daniel Carey*, Paul Rodgers, Andy Tennant, Katie Dodd

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This paper reports on the first author’s ongoing Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded PhD research, exploring the potential for design disruption interventions within the context of informal health and social care.

The paper describes a specific project to map the experiences of people caring for dementia patients, exploring their interactions with governmental and charitable support organisations, their perception of the services available to them, and other informal methods they employed to cope with the caring role.

The findings offer a new way of visualising the complex interrelationships between these organisations, and highlight a number of important issues faced by informal carers. These include a pressing need for clearer, more accessible support pathways, clarification of the role and duties of some support organisations, and the value of intangible forms of assistance such as emotional support. These findings will form the basis for future disruptive design interventions in this area.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationService Design Geographies
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the ServDes.2016 Conference
EditorsNicola Morelli, Amalia de Götzen, Francesco Grani
Place of PublicationLinköping
PublisherLinkoping University Electronic Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9789176857380
Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2016
EventService Design Geographies Conference 2016 - Aalborg University Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 24 May 201626 May 2016

Publication series

NameLinköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
PublisherLinköping University Electronic Press
ISSN (Print)1650-3686
ISSN (Electronic)1650-3740


ConferenceService Design Geographies Conference 2016
Abbreviated titleServDes.2016
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