Webinar: Supporting adult carers

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Carers should be recognised as expert partners in care and should be valued for the skills and knowledge they hold about the person they care for. Recently published NICE guidance provides action-orientated recommendations and quality statements for good practice, aimed at improving outcomes for adult carers both now and in the future.

According to Carers UK, an estimated 4.5 million people in the UK have become unpaid carers as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is on top of the 9.1 million unpaid carers who were already caring before the outbreak, bringing the total to 13.6 million. An estimated 26% of the UK adult population is providing unpaid care to an older, disabled or ill relative or friend, equivalent to one in four adults.

Caring for someone can take its toll on a person’s health and wellbeing. Since the publication of the Care Act 2014, giving local authorities enhanced responsibilities to assess a carer’s support needs, and to commission and provide support for carers, there has been a need for guidance around supporting adults who provide unpaid care for anyone aged 16 or over with health and social care needs.

This webinar focuses on NICE's Supporting adult carers guideline and upcoming quality standard which aim to improve the lives of carers by helping health and social care practitioners identify people who are caring for someone and give them the right information and support.

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Webinar: Supporting adult carers

Thursday 25 March 2021, 11:00

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