Carers and personalisation: emerging practice
This online resource is aimed at sharing examples and resources from what people find works well in their locality in relation to personalisation and carers. It is intended to stimulate ideas and innovation and help others work with carers to promote and provide personalised support and whole family approaches.
A guide - Carers and personalisation: improving outcomes (DH 2010) is also available that draws on a selection of the examples on this site. It is available to download via the Department of Health website (opens new window)
Suggestions for running a local event based on the Carers and Personalisation: improving outcomes document can be found here
Personalised approaches are integral to achieving the priorities identified in Recognised, valued and supported: next steps for the Carers Strategy(HMG 2010)
These priorities are:
- Supporting those with caring responsibilities to identify themselves as carers at an early stage, recognising the value of their contribution and involving them from the outset both in designing local care provision and in planning individual care packages.
- Enabling those with caring responsibilities to fulfil their educational and employment potential.
- Personalised support both for carers and those they support, enabling them to have a family and community life.
- Supporting carers to remain mentally and physically well.
Recognised, valued and supported: next steps for the Carers Strategy (HMG 2010) can be downloaded via the Department of Health website (opens new window)
Sub-topics of Carers and personalisation
- Carers as expert care partners
- Making self-directed support and personal budgets work for carers
- Support options and flexible breaks
- Carers strategies and joined-up working
- Raising awareness about carers
Please also visit the Carers' Hub (opens new window) which features a three-step process for commissioning personalised services, an audit tool and a variety of practice examples including detailed information on setting up similar projects.
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