Think Local Act Personal Tag Listing
This is list shows the topics and resources tagged using 'Carers Innovation Fund'.
- Dystonia Carers Initiative
Development of the support that The Dystonia Society provides for people who care for individuals living with dystonia - a debilitating neurological movement disorder. The project aimed to: Help people who provide care identify themselves as Carers Ensure that the personal welfare and needs of carers is considered Support carers in their caring role through provision of information and direct support This project involved the development of Helpline support, signposting of services and the production of new resources specifically for carers.
- Sibling carers of children and young people with a terminal or life
The siblings of children and young people with a life threatening or terminal illness often find themselves in the role of a carer to their ill brother or sister. This can be on an informal basis (for example being with the sibling whilst parents go out to the shops) or require more intense support (for example giving medicine, helping with moving needs etc).
- Carers Support Service Project - Summary Report
Organisation: Age UK Leeds A summary report detailing the findings of our research and experience in building a pilot study to look into providing support for older carers in Leeds who care for any reason. This report details the progress of the development of this service and will illustrate the foundations laid to date in setting up referral protocols and procedures with statutory and third party sectors to identify carers and support them in their role.
- Reaching out to Carers Innovation fund reports: Transition Affects Carers Too
Organisation: Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions CICCarers of young people with learning disabilities are faced with difficult decisions when their child leaves full time education. Their assumptions and expectations may disable the whole family if the young person is never to be seen as an adult because of their condition.
- Reaching out to Carers Innovation Fund Report: long term 'Living With Stroke' support programme
Think Ahead Community Stroke Group offers help to Stroke Survivors, their families and carers across Wigan and Leigh to improve the quality of their lives by providing friendship, information, advice, support and education, together with opportunities for interaction with other members by organising outings, respite breaks and appropriate social activities. The report is available to download along with support material.
- First Contact for Carers
Region: South West, PlymouthOrganisation: Plymouth Guild, Disability Information & Advice Centre (DThe First Contact for Carers project piloted improvements to existing services and pathways for carers to ensure earlier recognition of their needs. This was trialled as follows: 1.
- Carers' Care Co-ordination Pilot
This report is based on a pilot project that looks at changing the way we assess substance misusers at the point of presentation to treatment services. The project seeks to identify hidden adult carers (including kinship carers) and route them into specialist support services and statutory carers' assessments where indicated.
- The the needs of informal carers of those living with dementia
The project took place within the City of Hull with Hull Churches Home from Hospital Service the organisation within which it was set. The focus of the project was the needs of informal carers of those living with dementia and involved undertaking a needs analysis of carers; developing a training package for volunteers and staff ; and holding a Conference to disseminate and discuss issues raised.
- Better together carers support programme Progress report
Carers of patients with a life limiting illness will often put their needs second to those for whom they are caring, but we know from experience that the needs of carers are often great and complex. Rapid and sometimes daily changes in a patient's condition, together with the emotional and relationship changes that this brings, are hard to come to terms with and manage.
- Reaching Out to Carers' Innovation Fund Blackpool Citizens' Advice Bureau Carers' Outreach Advice Service Evaluation Report
The aim of the project was to provide advice and information to individuals identified by professional health care workers as having caring responsibilities for those needing hospital or community health support as a result of mental or physical ill health or injury. This would be delivered through the provision of a specially printed Carers' Information Pack, a directory of advice and information designed to assist hospital staff and health care workers with information on the non-medical care needs of the carers and the patients they deal with.