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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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

Toolkit

Caring About Older Carers

This toolkit is targeted at commissioners of health and social care in England and aims to highlight the needs of carers aged over 60 and to show tried and tested ways they can be supported.

Published: 2015

Guidance

Commissioning for Carers

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across England are under enormous pressure to meet financial targets and priority areas for improvements within the NHS. This guidance demonstrates how commissioning for carers can help CCGs deliver desired outcomes and make savings across health and social care.

Published: 2015

Toolkit

The Triangle of Care Toolkit – A Resource for Mental Health Service Providers Introduction

This resource is designed for services implementing the Triangle of Care, it is based on what has worked and what has prevented successful implementation in other organisations. It includes guidance, tips and good practice to guide professionals and carers. 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

Research

Improving Health Outcomes for Older and Young Adult Carers

In 2011, Carers Trust was selected by People’s Health Trust to coordinate the delivery of health related projects managed by Carers Trust Network Partners across England, Scotland and Wales. An evaluation, casebook of projects and research into older carer's thoughts and feelings reflecting the impact of project activities delivered. 

Published: 2014

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

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