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This paper addresses changes to the way in which carer health and wellbeing need is identified, assessed, and supported, as a result of changes introduced by the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014.
It is, essentially, a resource to help promote working together between Adult social care services, NHS commissioners and providers, and third sector organisations that support carers, of all ages, with a specific focus on developing an integrated approach to the identification, assessment and support of carers and their families across health and social care.
To support this joint working, a template Memorandum of Understanding, to be discussed and agreed locally, is included at Appendix One.