Supporting the transformation of support for carers
In 2009 the East Midlands Joint Improvement Partnership started a project to support the implementation of the National Carers Strategy and help ensure that carers' issues are included in the programme to transform adult social care.
The first phase of the project aimed to:
- identify innovative practice and draw out the key features of the best practice available across the region
- activate the links between the national carers strategy and transformation agendas
- establish links across social care and health in supporting carers.
The East Midlands toolkit was launched in 2010. It includes content to help local authorities and their NHS colleagues assess their progress in implementing the National Carers Strategy. It also contains examples of good practice.
- East Midlands Carers Toolkit
The East Midlands toolkit includes content to help local authorities and their NHS colleagues assess their progress in implementing the national carers strategy. It also contains examples of good practice...
Two workshops were held to consider how to ensure that Personal Budgets and Self Directed Support work in a way that makes sense to family carers and creates a relationship that supports them. Is it helpful to have a Personal Budget for carers and if so how might this look? The notes of the meeting are available here:
Phase 2 of our East Midlands training programme for staff working with carers is now underway.
Between April and July 2010 the Alzheimer's Society conducted a pilot in the East Midlands, looking at a relationship centred training programme. The case study on the pilot is available below.
- Case Study - A relationship-centred approach to living well with dementia
Between April and July 2010 the Alzheimer's Society conducted a pilot of a new training course 'A relationship centred approach to living well with dementia' across five counties in the East Midlands....
For more information about the East Midlands carers programme please contact Sue Batty at firstname.lastname@example.org