Prevention with Carers
There are currently around 5,430,016 carers in England, with the economic contribution made by carers in the UK being valued at £132bn a year. Carers are often key to people being able to maintain their independence and stay living at home or within their family, however the role of a carer can have impact on a person’s employment, their personal finances, their social life, their relationships and their mental and physical wellbeing.
Prevention services for carers are aimed at supporting people to continue this role whilst also supporting them to be able to access other activities outside of their caring role. Support may involve:
- Information and signposting carers to access services in other organisations, including advocacy support to enable carers to speak up for themselves effectively.
- Enabling carers to manage caring alongside paid employment, training or education
- Promoting services that enable carers to take part in social, leisure or self-care activities
Making choices, being informed
- Carers Week and the importance of research
- Supporting carers: the commissioner
- Prevention Matters
- Thurrock Local Area Co-ordination
Promoting independence and wellbeing
- The role of carers and families in reablement
- Reablement: a guide for families and carers; At a Glance 54
- Revitalise Respite Holidays