During the past year, did you provide help to a relative or friend (adult or child), because this person has a long-term physical or mental illness or disability or is getting old and weak?
- Yes, for a person living in the same household
- Yes, for a person living in a separate household
Yes, for a person living in the same household
Yes, for a person living in a separate household
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
The purpose of this question is to find out whether the respondent is involved in caring
for family members, relatives or friends in an informal capacity (without pay) over some
extended period of time. The person in question might be in the respondent’s household or they might be in another household. The nature of the help that is provided to the
person encompasses a broad range of activities (described more fully below). These activities may include bathing, feeding, household chores, assistance with transport, etc., to mention but a few activities (SEE BELOW).