Supporting carers videos on Social Care TV
This film for social workers and carers focuses on social worker Nicola. She introduces us to Caroline, who cares for her autistic, severely learning disabled son. Nicola demonstrates how considering the needs of both the service user and the carer can have a positive impact on the whole family.
This film for social care commissioners and staff focuses on Hertfordshire County Council Adult Services. It features Mari Stevenson who talks about her personal experiences of caring for her daughter who is diabetic and has Down's syndrome. Hertfordshire has achieved Beacon status for its work with carers.
This film for social care commissioners, staff, people who need services and carers follows Linda, who needs constant care. Linda found out she was entitled to direct payments. She used the money to pay her friends to be her personal assistants.