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Carers Leeds is an independent charity that gives support, advice and information to unpaid carers aged 16 and over, which in turn seeks to improve their overall physical, mental health and wellbeing. Established in 1996, a team of expert Carer Support Workers are dedicated to improving the lives of the 72,000 carers in Leeds. Carers Leeds seeks to address both national and local policy of people with care needs being supported in the community and to remain at home, when possible. In many instances, this support is provided by a family member or friend. For this to be sustainable, carers need to be able to look after their own health and social care needs which is why support services directly to support carers are vital.
Cyngor Sir Ceredigion County Council
Since autumn 2016, Ceredigion County Council Carers Unit have been working in collaboration with Dr D Gray to deliver and evaluate a programme of support for local carers designed to support emotional wellbeing and improve outcomes in relation to isolation, stress and identity. The ultimate goal is to enable carers to become more resilient so that they are better able to cope with their caring responsibilities and prevent crises from occurring.
Carers Trust Wales
Carers Trust Wales is an expert and ambitious national charity that exists to improve support, services and recognition for unpaid carers in Wales. Alongside twelve Network Partners – local services that deliver support to carers – Carers Trust Wales works with carers, and the professionals that support them, to deliver against this aim. Carers Trust Wales is committed to raising the profile of issues impacting on carers amongst decision-makers, the media and the public, seeking to highlight the vital contributions made by carers and the importance of ensuring that they have their needs identified and met. Carers Trust Wales also provides insight, research and evidence-based recommendations to Government and local and regional decision-making bodies, helping to shape the development and implementation of national policy and legislation for the benefit of carers.
Lincolnshire County Council
In acknowledgement of the particular difficulties facing older carers, Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) secured funding from the Better Care Fund to look at how it supports older carers who are looking after someone with a learning disability in their home.
During early 2015 LCC commissioned what was then, Lincolnshire Carers and Young Carers Partnership (LCYCP) now known as ‘Every-One’ to undertake the Older Carers Project. The project provided support for carers over the age of 55 who had grown up children with learning disabilities to produce contingency and future care plans. The aim of this was to ensure that when the carers could no longer continue in their caring role, sufficient plans were in place to avoid a crisis where their son or daughter may be forced into residential care causing unnecessary stress and expense.
Brighton & Hove City Council
A twice-monthly group designed to support male adults in Brighton and Home who are caring for a partner, relative or friend, through coffee mornings and self-determined social activities, provided free of charge. One-to-one support is also provided by the Carers’ Centre and all activities are organised to fit around caring responsibilities and accessibility needs.
Vale of Glamorgan Council
Carers support in the Vale of Glamorgan is being reviewed, with Cardiff Council, as part of their joint response to the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. This is part of the regional partnerships’ work stream dedicated to carers. As the work stream is relatively new, the first objective is to conduct scoping work and map support for carers that is already in existence. This information is then fed in to a long-term strategy.
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
This rapid review, commissioned by Social Care Wales, draws on research published since 2012 to identify emerging and promising practice in adult carers support. It focuses on support that takes a preventative approach by providing information and support to reduce or prevent the likelihood of carer crisis and breakdown, and improve the overall quality of carers’ lives. The review identifies key...
Hafal provide a range of support to people with a serious mental illness and their carers and families. Services include advice and advocacy, family support, carers’ breaks, and carers’ groups to enable mutual support. The organisation also actively campaigns to ensure that the voices of service users and their carers are heard, especially in the planning of local services. Each of these support services are shaped by Hafal’s Recovery Programme and its underlying principles of empowerment and self-management.
Caerphilly County Borough Council
Caerphilly County Borough Council carers support service is an inclusive support network that seeks to improve carer outcomes and promote the caring agenda. The service has been a long standing service, however it was significantly development through the introduction of a dedicated carer’s coordinator role to oversee future developments and implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. This post was established in September 2016 and has resulted in the service being able to provide a wide range of support. This includes the organisation of frequent social events as well as activities during Carers’ Week and Carers’ Rights Day. The service also provides information through newsletters and mailing lists (both in print and electronically) and staff manage an online carer support group (using a closed Facebook page). The service has also worked in partnership with neighbouring local authorities and health board to establish the carers grant scheme. They have relaunched the carer’s emergency card and the ‘time out’ respite service.
BUNYAN Ann-Marie, WOODALL James, RAINE Gary
Highlights outcomes and learning from a programme to support carers to look after their own physical health and emotional wellbeing, delivered by the charity Carers Leeds. The programme provides one-to-one support to encourage carers to eat more healthily, be more physically active, cut down on alcohol and smoking, manage stress and anxiety and be more socially connected. Health and Wellbeing...
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