The literature review explores the evidence around carers outcomes and the impact of the caring role. This is far from a comprehensive review of the formal research evidence. Rather, examples have been selected to evidence short, medium and longer-term outcomes for carers, as outlined in the logic model for the project. This is partly an adaptation of a previous literature review for A Stitch in Time?
A total of 18 studies were included, representing formal academic research as well as research by voluntary organisations, or both.