Resources

Carers Trust offers a wide range of resources and information for anyone who works with 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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Identification Practice of Young Carers in England – Review, Tips and Tools

This resource is primarily aimed to be a guide for local government. The Children and Families Act 2014 places a duty on local authorities to take ‘reasonable steps’ to identify young carers in their area who have support needs. This resource sets out these duties and shows how local government can work with education, health and social care partners to take the steps necessary to increase identification of young carers.

Published: 2019

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Together: A Whole Family Approach for Young Carers

Carers Trust Scotland is part of an Erasmus+ funded Together: A Whole Family Approach for Young Carers project, with partners based in Belgium, Germany, Greece and Italy. The project aims to raise awareness of young carers and to support them and their families.

Published: 2021

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Training resources to help with improving the identification and support of young carers

These resources are designed to support the training of a wide range of professionals and volunteers to identify and support young carers.

Published: 2020

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Menu of Questions for Carers Supporting People with Mental Health Problems

A set of suggested questions for carers to think about when meeting with members of mental health teams, either in-patient or community teams.

Published: 2019

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Gofalwyr Ifanc mewn Ysgolion Offer Canllaw Cam wrth Gam (Cymru)/Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Step-by-step Guide for Leaders, Teachers and Non-teaching Staff Wales Edition (Welsh language)

Designed with teachers and schools staff,  the Young Carers in Schools Step-by-step Guide for Leaders, Teachers and Non-teaching Staff, helps make the identification and support of young carers in schools in primary and secondary schools in Wales as easy as possible. The Guide and tools are available in English and Welsh.

Published: 2017

Toolkit

Engaging with Pharmacies

Pharmacies are visited by about 1.6 million people every day in England so they are ideally positioned to identify carers of all all ages including young carers. They can therefore play a key role in the early initiation of assessment and support which can be life changing. This toolkit is aimed at young carer services to support them to work collaboratively with pharmacies. It draws on the Young Carers Pharmacy Project that took place between 2014 and 2016. 

Published: 2016

Toolkit

Breaking the Silence on Mental Health

This toolkit for young carer and young adult carer services shares learning from Carers Trust’s My Mental Health project. It has information, guidance and best practice on amplifying the voices of young carers and young adult carers and providing more opportunities for their input into mental health support.

Published: 2021

Toolkit

Carers Week 2021 - Resources for GPs

Developed for Carers Week 2021, these resources for GPs and those working within primary healthcare settings aim to identify older carers at key points of contact. Although these resources were developed specifically for carers week, they can be used at any time to help carers, particularly older carers, to identify themselves to primary care professionals.

Published: 2021

Toolkit

West Dunbartonshire Young Carers

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

Published: 2021

Toolkit

Wythnos Gofalwyr 2021

Nod yr adnoddau hyn ar gyfer meddygon teulu a’r rheini sy’n gweithio mewn lleoliadau gofal iechyd sylfaenol, a ddatblygwyd ar gyfer Wythnos Gofalwyr 2021, yw nodi gofalwyr hŷn yn ystod pwyntiau cyswllt allweddol. Er i’r adnoddau hyn gael eu datblygu’n benodol ar gyfer wythnos gofalwyr, gellir eu defnyddio ar unrhyw adeg i helpu gofalwyr, yn enwedig gofalwyr hŷn, i roi gwybod i weithwyr gofal sylfaenol proffesiynol eu bod nhw’n ofalwyr.

Published: 2021