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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Triangle of Care: A Guide to Best Practice in Mental Health Care in Scotland

Triangle of Care principles translate across many different specialisms and fields in mental health. They are based upon the core principle that carers, people who use services and professionals should work in equal partnership to promote safety, support recovery and sustain wellbeing.

Published: 2019

Research

About Time Grant Evaluations

These independent evaluations review the successful delivery of the two About Time Grant programmes, Time for Change and Take Action and Support, which addressed the issues that can lead to young adult carers becoming disengaged from society.

Published: 2018

Guidance

Triangle of Care Posters and Leaflets

Network Partners, carer services and mental health service providers can promote the Triangle of Care to carers, professionals and service users with these specially designed leaflets and posters. The Triangle of Care describes a therapeutic relationship between the patient, staff member and carer that promotes safety, supports communication and sustains wellbeing.

Published: 2017

Research

Invisible and in Distress: Prioritising the Mental Health of England's Young Carers

There are an estimated 700,000 young carers in the UK; people who are under 18 who help look after someone in their family, or a friend, who are ill, disabled or misuse drugs or alcohol. The report highlights recommendations based on discussions with young carers, sector leaders and young carers services in the Carers Trust network.

Published: 2016

Guidance

The Triangle of Care for Young Carers and Young Adult Carers, A Guide for Mental Health Professionals

Following consultation, Carers Trust has developed the Triangle of Care for Young and Young Adult Carers, A Guide for Mental Health Professionals as a supplementary guide to sit alongside the Triangle of Care. The Triangle of Care describes a therapeutic relationship between the patient, staff member and carer that promotes safety, supports communication and sustains wellbeing. 

Published: 2015

Research

Time to be Heard: A Call for Support for Young Adult Carers

Young adult carers are disadvantaged in their education, employment and wellbeing. These reports present evidence on the impact of caring unpaid for a family member or friend on the lives of young adult carers, using research carried out by the University of Nottingham. It represents the first large-scale survey of young adult carers aged 14-25. Reports cover England, Scotland and Wales.

Published: 2015

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

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

South Ayrshire Young Carers

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

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