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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Good Practice

Triangle of Care: A Step by Step Guide to Completing the Self-Assessment for Community Mental Health Teams

A guide for child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in Scotland implementing Triangle of Care with examples and suggested timeline for planning.

Published: 2019

Good Practice

Triangle of Care: A Step by Step Guide to Completing the Self-Assessment for In-Patient Areas in Scotland

A guide for mental health in-patient settings in implementing the Triangle of Care with examples and suggested timeline for planning.

Published: 2018

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

Research

Retirement on Hold

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. 

Published: 2016

Research

A Charge on Caring?

We sent a Freedom of Information request to all councils in England with responsibility for social care asking them whether or not they are currently charging carers for support or are considering introducing charges in the next year.

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

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

Guidance

The Triangle of Care, Carers Included: A Guide to Best Practice in Mental Health Care in England

The Triangle of Care guide can be used across all mental health services, not only inpatient, and includes a universal self-assessment tool as well as guidance notes. The Triangle of Care describes a therapeutic relationship between the patient, staff member and carer that promotes safety, supports communication and sustains wellbeing. 

 

Published: 2013

Research

Experiences of Unpaid Carers caring for someone with Dementia

Carers Trust Wales’ report, ‘Experiences of unpaid carers caring for someone with dementia’, draws on the contextually rich narratives of carers of people living with dementia. Individual interviews were conducted during the pandemic.

Published: 2022