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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.
Monmouthshire Borough Council
Monmouthshire Carers Project is an initiative run by Monmouthshire County Council and the Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations (GAVO). The Monmouthshire Carers Project is the umbrella under which commissioned providers, the Monmouthshire Carers Strategy Group and carers work collaboratively in providing information, advice, events, training and support for each other, the third sector, social care, health and other organisations.
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.
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) Borough Council’s carers support project provides support and advice to individuals living in the area who care for a family member, friend or neighbour who is ill, frail, has a disability, suffering with a mental illness or substance misuse problem. The service has been running for twenty years and takes an early intervention and prevention approach to support aiming to meet low level needs of carers in order to prevent crises. The geographic profile of the area can make it difficult to co-ordinate support as the borough is relatively large and the towns often lie some distance from each other. As a result, the service has to be a little more creative in the way it works, with events being held in places such as local job and leisure centres.
North Yorkshire County Council
The Living Well service was designed to play a key role in North Yorkshire County Councils strengths based approach to prevention. Its primary goals are to prevent crises by promoting independence and self-help, and reducing isolation and loneliness. The service is only available to those who are in need, rather than being open to all, and the aim is to complement rather than duplicate the work of voluntary services in the area. Funding is provided by the councils Public Health team.
Impetus for the service came from the recognition that many of those who were approaching the council for help were not in fact eligible for ongoing care and support and in many cases were in need of lower levels of support than that typically provided by adult social care services. The two groups for whom this was most often the case were those individuals who had contacted the council for information or advice and those who had been assessed by social care but had been found to be ineligible for support.
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.
Community Agents Essex
Community Agents Essex is a voluntary-sector partnership supporting older people and their informal carers. The county wide scheme focuses on prevention and early intervention and is aimed at frail, isolated or otherwise vulnerable older people living in the community.
The aims of the service are to: improve the health and wellbeing of older people and their informal carers; support and maintain independent living and delay escalation of need/crisis; manage and reduce demand on health and social care services.
Give&TakeCare is an innovative community-based scheme with a focus on reciprocity, localism, and intergenerational support. The identified aims are primarily to provide a sustainable response to the crisis in adult social care by enabling older adults to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible. In turn, the impact should improve the quality of life of older adults through alleviating loneliness and providing practical support.
Somerset Care and Yeovil District Hospital
Cookson’s Court nursing home was opened by Somerset Care in September 2015 with one floor of the new facility reserved solely for the use of the company’s new intermediate care/reablement service, delivered in collaboration with Yeovil District Hospital. “There are no words to express my gratitude, thank you with all my heart. I’ve been born again.” (Service user feedback). In part a response to poor delayed discharge performance in the Somerset area, the collaboration aims to: improve patient flow at Yeovil District Hospital and reduce lengths of stay; provide a reablement focused environment; and improve clinical outcomes and reduce costs.
York Council for Voluntary Service
Ways to Wellbeing York is a social prescribing service which aims to improve health and wellbeing through working with people referred by GPs to identify their needs and identify local services offering non-medical interventions which may be able to help. The pilot which started in 2016 offers a whole system approach to wellbeing, enabling people attending their GP to be referred to a range of support providing by over 40 voluntary and community services in the city. The service is hosted by York CVS and funded by the City Council and currently offers access to social prescription referrals through four surgeries in York based in areas of greater deprivation. The longer term aim if funding is secured is to provide a city-wide service with a target of 1,000 referrals.
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