Implementing the Carers (Equal Opportunities) Act 2004
King's Fund guide: The King's Fund has published a guide, 'How good is your service to carers? A guide to checking quality standards for local carer support services', to aid the evaluation of quality standards for local providers of carer support services.
NHS carers direct: NHS carers direct offers information, advice and support for carers
Princess Royal Trust for Carers: The Princess Royal Trust for Carers have launched a professionals website. The site aims to ensure that anyone working professionally with carers has access to the best information available on the internet.
Vitalise: Vitalise is a national charity providing short breaks (respite care) and other services for disabled people, visually impaired people, and carers.
Listening to Carers DVD
The Beacon Councils for carers have produced a DVD featuring carers: Listening to Carers, the key to a life outside caring . The carers talk about the impact of caring and their experiences of accessing information, assessment and services.
The DVD is accompanied by a training pack and has five chapters :
- Carers' lives
- Finding out what help is available
- What is a carers' assessment?
- What carers want from their assessment
- Making a difference - a life outside caring
The DVD can be downloaded from www.listeningtocarers.public-i.tv
Ace Radio recorded a special programme at the launch event in London.
- Hear an interview with SCIE's Chief executive Bill Kilgallon (8.9mb MP3 file)
- Hear an interview with SCIE's Practice Development Manager Elaine Cass (6.2mb MP3 file)
To hear the full programme visit the ACE Radio website at http://www.acecarers.org.uk/Resources/ACERadio
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