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Local authorities must offer an assessment where it appears that a child is involved in providing care. Here are some examples of assessment tools that could form part of an overall whole family approach to assessment.
Not enough carers are likely to be receiving the support they need or are entitled to. One of the main obstacles to carers getting the right support is identification – both self-identification and identification by health professionals.
This toolkit is targeted at commissioners of health and social care in England and aims to highlight the needs of carers aged over 60 and to show tried and tested ways they can be supported.Area of Care:Location:
Pharmacies are visited by about 1.6 million people every day in England so they are ideally positioned to identify carers of all all ages including young carers. They can therefore play a key role in the early initiation of assessment and support which can be life changing.
The Carers’ Hub can be used in consultation with carers and local services as a tool to map local carer need and service provision.Area of Care:I work in:
Time to Think About You is a new resource which has been co-produced with The Health Innovation Network (HIN) in South London to help carers self-identify and access support.
Legislation into Practice: Making the Children and Families Act 2014 and the Care Act 2014 a Reality for Young CarersArea of Care:I work in:Location:
This good practice guide, funded by Welsh Government, is designed to be used by regional partnership boards, local authorities, local health boards and third sector organisations in Wales to support the identification and commissioning of good services for unpaid carers.Area of Care:Outcomes:Location: