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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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

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

Good Practice

Working With Further and Higher Education Providers: Top Tips

The Going Further, Going Higher project worked with four Carers Trust Network Partners across England to empower young adult carers with the skills and confidence to approach their colleges and universities to ask for recognition and support. This resource provides top tips when training young adult carer ambassadors and engaging with education providers.

Published: 2021

Good Practice

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

Research

Working for Carers Evaluation Report: 2016–2019

Working for Carers is led by Carers Trust and delivered by its network of partners (local carer organisations) across London. Working for Carers is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund. The first phase of the project ran from October 2016 and September 2019 and was evaluated by Ecorys.

Published: 2020

How-to-guide

Young Carers in Schools. Step 5: Acknowledging Young Carers in Principal School Documents

This step, taken from Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Step-by-step Guide for Leaders, Teachers and Non-teaching Staff, supports schools incorporate the needs of young carers in their principal school documents.

Published: 2020

Good Practice

Legislation into Practice: Making the Children and Families Act 2014 and the Care Act 2014 a Reality for Young Carers

A resource for local authorities working with schools to identify and support young carers. It sets out how using the Young Carers in Schools programme supports local authorities to ensure they fulfil their statutory duties as set out in the Children and Families Act 2014 and the Care Act 2014.

Published: 2018

Toolkit

Supporting Young Carers in Schools. A Toolkit for Young Carers Services. Tools to Support Young Carer Services to Secure Funding for Local School Engagement Work

This tool, taken from Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Toolkit for Young Carers Services, provides key information for young carers services on gaining funding for school engagement work.

Published: 2017

How-to-guide

Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Step-by-step Guide for Leaders, Teachers and Non-teaching Staff

This resource has been written in association with teachers and school staff to help make the identification and support of young carers in schools as easy as possible. The Step-by-step Guide is for use in secondary and primary schools in England but could be easily adapted for use in the rest of the UK.

Published: 2017

Toolkit

Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Toolkit for Young Carers Services

This toolkit provides essential support to enable young carers services in England to significantly increase the identification and support of young carers in schools, and to secure vital new or continuation funding for local school engagement work.

Published: 2017