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When it comes to care, which is most important to you?
Cost of care25%
 
Cleanliness of facilities8%
 
Experience / longevity of staff12%
 
Location5%
 
Quality of care50%
 
 
Do your care responsibilities mean you:
Have given up work16%
 
Work part-time30%
 
Work flexibly15%
 
Have become self-employed8%
 
Work full-time25%
 
Didn't return to work7%
 
 
What's the best part of sending your children to holiday clubs?
They have fun and make new friends50%
 
They're safe and entertained during the day15%
 
It's a cost effective form of childcare23%
 
I get to put my feet up for a few hours12%
 
 
Carers looking after a member of their family would be better 'prepared to care' if they had:
More support from social services47%
 
More support from their GP10%
 
Greater understanding by their employer10%
 
More financial help from government10%
 
Better advice and information24%
 
 
Is Childcare or Eldercare better valued and funded in Britain?
Childcare59%
 
Eldercare28%
 
The same6%
 
Don't know7%
 
 
The Government's planned cap on care costs of £75,000 from 2017 is:
Too high71%
 
About right6%
 
Too low18%
 
Don't know6%
 
 
What is your biggest care concern in 2013?
The cost of care40%
 
The quality of care60%
 
The availability of care0%
 
Balancing care and other responsibilities0%
 
 
Deregulating childcare by changing ratios and qualifications will:
Make childcare more affordable18%
 
Reduce quality without making childcare more affordable56%
 
Deter parents from using certain types of childcare8%
 
Undermine efforts to make the sector more professional14%
 
Make no difference 4%
 
 
What is the most important factor influencing your choice of homecare for yourself or an elderly relative?
Locality of the homecare organisation29%
 
Promise of regular, timely visits19%
 
Continuity of carer24%
 
Cost14%
 
Ability of carer to deliver a number of services 5%
 
Other factor10%
 
 
What is the biggest concern for people choosing a nursery?
Cost45%
 
Location8%
 
Quality of care / Ofsted inspection report34%
 
Word of mouth recommendation11%
 
Specialist provision meeting particular needs3%
 
 
What is the biggest concern for people choosing a care home?
Cost38%
 
Location15%
 
Quality of care / inspection report15%
 
Word of mouth recommendation0%
 
Specialist provision meeting particular needs31%
 
 
What would help working parents survive the long school summer holidays?
More affordable summer holiday playschemes35%
 
Support for grandparents providing childcare5%
 
Flexibility by employers during the summer5%
 
Employer supported backup childcare20%
 
Shorter school summer holidays35%
 
 
Who should pay for better care for older people?
Older people who need care6%
 
Higher income tax11%
 
New tax on estates over £25k83%
 
 
What is the biggest problem for parents using childcare?
Cost82%
 
Quality11%
 
Availability7%
 
 

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