Carers toolkit

NHS England and its partners have developed a toolkit to help health and social care organisations work together in identifying, assessing and supporting the wellbeing of carers and their families.

This toolkit covers new duties on NHS organisations brought about by the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014, and includes numerous examples of positive practice that are already making a difference to Carers and their families.

The toolkit also includes a template Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) that local partners can use to help them work together in supporting Carers of all ages and their families.

For an overview of how we hope the integrated approach will make a difference to Carers and their families, let’s spend a day in the life of Paul, as he seeks to balance his own health and wellbeing, work, and a social life, with his caring commitments.

ThisĀ easy read documet talks about how health services, social care services and carer support organisations can work together and help local Carers and their families. By finding out when someone is caring or looking after someone else we can make sure they receive the right help at the right time and that they are able to enjoy life outside of their caring role