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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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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

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Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Toolkit for Young Carers Services. Tools to Support Young Carer Services to Build and Maintain Engagement with Schools

This step, taken from Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Toolkit for Young Carers Services, provides key information for schools who want to build and maintain engagement with schools.

Published: 2017

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Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Toolkit for Young Carers Services. Tools to Support Young Carer Services to Gather Impact Data from Schools

This step, taken from Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Toolkit for Young Carers Services, provides key information for services who want to gather impact data from schools.

Published: 2017

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Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Toolkit for Young Carers Services. Tools to Support Young Carer Services to Raise the Local Profile Of Young Carers in Schools

This step, taken from Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Toolkit for Young Carers Services, provides key information for young carers services that want to raise the local profile of the Young Carers in Schools programme.

Published: 2017

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Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Toolkit for Young Carers Services. Tools to Support Young Carer Services with Limited Capacity to Signpost Schools to Young Carers in Schools

This step, taken from Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Toolkit for Young Carers Services, provides key information for young carers services who have limited capacity to signpost schools to Young Carers in Schools.

Published: 2017

Research

Care Act for Carers One Year On

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.

Published: 2016

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Engaging with Pharmacies

Pharmacies are visited by about 1.6 million people every day in England so they are ideally positioned to identify carers of all all ages including young carers. They can therefore play a key role in the early initiation of assessment and support which can be life changing. This toolkit is aimed at young carer services to support them to work collaboratively with pharmacies. It draws on the Young Carers Pharmacy Project that took place between 2014 and 2016. 

Published: 2016

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

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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

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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