Resources

Carers Trust offers a wide range of resources and information for anyone who works with unpaid carers. To find a resource, please use the search options in the right hand column or search through the list below. If you have any queries about our resources, please contact web@carers.org.

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Carers Trust Knowledge Hub

Carers Trust Network Partner local carer organisations can access our Knowledge Hub where you can find resources on best practice, innovation, and shared intelligence from other Network Partners.

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Toolkit

Adult Unpaid Carer Wellbeing Toolkit

Caring for You is a toolkit for adult carers to use either individually, by support workers to carry out in sessions, or in peer-led support groups. The toolkit offers practical activities and tips to deal with specific emotions which can arise from having a caring role, as well as ideas on how to maintain a good overall wellbeing.

Published: 2024

Toolkit

Carers and Hospital Discharge Toolkit for London Hospitals and Community Providers

This resource has been created as a toolkit for London hospitals and community providers and provides action-orientated ‘Top tips’ for good practice, aimed at improving outcomes for all carers through their hospital journey.

Published: 2023

Research

Scottish Young Carers Festival 2023 consultation findings

Summary of the consultation findings from the 2023 Scottish Young Carers Festival.

Published: 2023

Research

Scottish Young Carers Festival 2023 Report

Summary of the 2023 Scottish Young Carers Festival evaluation and consultation findings.

Published: 2023

Guidance

Social Prescribing Information Sheet for Local Carer Organisations

This document has been co-designed by Carers Trust and Carers UK, local carer support organisations, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England.

It is a short guide for anyone working at a local carer support organisation and explains what social prescribing is, how it can help unpaid carers, and how you can get involved in social prescribing projects.

Published: 2023

Good Practice

Time Away From Caring: Good Practice in Carer Breaks

Carers Trust developed this report and resources as part of the Health and Wellbeing Alliance, alongside Carers UK. The project, supported by the Department of Health and Social Care, looked at good practice in delivering carer breaks and using these good practice examples, in depth interviews with experts, developed Top Tips for commissioners and providers.

Published: 2023

Toolkit

Young Carer Mental Health Toolkit

Carers Trust in Scotland has developed, with young carers, a new mental health toolkit for use with professionals working with young carers.

Published: 2023

Toolkit

Aberdeenshire Young Carers

Welcome to the new Digital Education Hub for all staff in Scotland working with young carers in schools. These resources are for Aberdeenshire.

Published: 2022

Toolkit

Adnoddau i gefnogi meddygon teulu i adnabod gofalwyr hŷn

Mae’r Ymddiriedolaeth Gofalwyr wedi lansio cyfres newydd o adnoddau, i helpu staff meddygon teulu a gofal sylfaenol i nodi a chefnogi gofalwyr hŷn.

Mae'r adnoddau'n cynnwys taflen, cerdyn cyswllt, a phoster, sydd i gyd ar gael yn ddigidol ac fel adnoddau y gellir eu hargraffu. Maent wedi cael eu cynhyrchu fel rhan o brosiect ar y cyd rhwng Age Cymru ac Ymddiriedolaeth Gofalwyr Cymru, a ariennir gan Lywodraeth Cymru.

Published: 2022

Research

Experiences of Unpaid Carers caring for someone with Dementia

Carers Trust Wales’ report, ‘Experiences of unpaid carers caring for someone with dementia’, draws on the contextually rich narratives of carers of people living with dementia. Individual interviews were conducted during the pandemic.

Published: 2022