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

A Road Less Rocky – Supporting Carers of People with Dementia

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.

Published: 2013

How-to-guide

My Life Now: Individual Assessment and Planning Tool for Young Carers

My Life Now is an individual assessment and planning tool for young carers. The tools include both an in depth and quick assessment wheel and a framework for setting goals.

Published: 2013

How-to-guide

Manual for Measures of Caring Activities and Outcomes for Children and Young People

Questionnaires to be completed by young carers that can be used as assessment tools.

Published: 2012

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

Research

COVID-19 In Scotland

A report detailing the experiences of unpaid carers and carer service support workers in Scotland, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The report makes a series of recommendations and suggestions to support carer service support workers as they move out of the crisis phase of the pandemic.

Published: 2021

Good Practice

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

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

Research

Young Carer Voice: Consultation Event

In 2021, Carers Trust Scotland hosted an online Young Carer Voice: Consultation Event as part of the Scottish Young Carers Festival. This event provided a platform for young carers to share their views on a range of topics, take part in meaningful consultation in an interactive way and speak directly with decision makers. This report and poster summarises issues raised by young carers, action taken by Carers Trust Scotland and how decision makers can support young carers in their role.

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

Good Practice

Good Practice Approaches to Supporting Carers in Wales

This document is designed to be used by Regional Partnership Boards, Local authorities, Local Health Boards and third sector organisations in Wales to support the identification and commissioning of good services for unpaid carers.

Published: 2019