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This publication was developed by Carers Trust in Partnership with The Carers Centre for Brighton and Hove. It aims to share good practice with Carers Trust Network Partners on the design and delivery of a project aimed at supporting carers of people with dementia with knowledge and skills on meaningful interactive activities that will benefit both the carer and person in receipt of care.
Our Retirement on Hold report highlighted some of the challenges faced by older carers and made recommendations to improve their experience now and in the future.
Carers Trust and the Men's Health Forum carried out research to find out more about the experiences and needs of male carers and to help raise awareness of the fact that male carers may not be getting the support they need.
This report found that carers of people with dementia are not getting the support and advice they often desperately need. The report also highlights key points where professionals and services can and should ensure carers are receiving the necessary information, advice and support.
One of the main obstacles to carers getting the right support is identification – both self-identification and identification by health professionals. This document highlights some of the good practice that has been developed by Carers Trust Network Partners. We hope it will encourage GP practices to look at the ways they identify carers, and enable carers to get the support they need.
Carers Trust's report Care Act for carers: One Year On showed that there are some carers who are getting good support under the Care Act, as well as some examples of good practice.