The Triangle of Care Carers Included: A Guide to Best Practice for Dementia Care in Wales
Carers Trust Wales and the Royal College of Nursing have explored an adaptation of the Triangle of Care to meet the needs of carers of people with dementia in acute hospitals in Wales.
- This guide supports acute hospitals to ensure carers of people with dementia are identified and supported. The original Triangle of Care guide was launched in July 2010 as a joint piece of work between The Princess Royal Trust for Carers (now Carers Trust) and the National Mental Health Development Unit.
- It emphasises the need for better local strategic involvement of carers and families in the care planning and treatment of people with mental ill-health.
About the resource
Carers Trust Wales has been extremely keen to build on the success of the Triangle of Care model in England and Scotland by advocating and supporting the implementation of the Triangle of Care standards for carers accessing services in local health boards across Wales.
Funded through the RCN Foundation, the development of a Triangle of Care for dementia Wales edition has been a collaborative effort between the Royal College of Nursing and Carers Trust Wales. It has been developed from the original Triangle of Care for dementia, which was co-designed with carers, people with dementia and practitioners, with the support of Uniting Carers and Dementia UK.
We hope the Welsh edition for best practice in dementia care can lead to consistent carer involvement and support across all health and social care services irrespective of where and when a person is being treated. The partnership between Carers Trust and the Royal College of Nursing has been incredibly positive and we hope that this can be replicated across health services with nurses and carers working as partners.