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NHS England and its partners have developed a toolkit to help health and social care organisations work together in identifying, assessing and supporting the wellbeing of carers and their families.
This toolkit covers new duties on NHS organisations brought about by the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014, and includes numerous examples of positive practice that are already making a difference to Carers and their families.
The toolkit also includes a template Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) that local partners can use to help them work together in supporting Carers of all ages and their families.
For an overview of how NHS England hope the integrated approach will make a difference to Carers and their families, let’s spend a day in the life of Paul, as he seeks to balance his own health and wellbeing, work, and a social life, with his caring commitments.
Download the toolkit (pdf)
Download an Easy Read document "Working together to support carers" (pdf)
Support for Carers and Carers' Assessments
Having a child with special educational needs/disabilities can bring additional responsibilities for parents and carers. RBWM's Children and Young People Disability Service works with families to explore parents and carers needs in an holistic manner, when assessing the needs of the child/young person. Parents and carers are also entitled to a Carer’s Assessment which will look at how being a carer impacts on your daily life.
For further information about Carer's Assessments, please contact the Children and Young People Disability Service