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It takes strong commitment from board members, senior managers from health & social care, advocacy groups, voluntary groups and carers to fully involve carers - it’s not the easy option.Outcomes:I work in:
Involving carers is not just about consultation, and it is not about one way of doing things. Use a wide ranging approach so that carers can pick who they engage with to maximise the participation of a wide range of individuals.Outcomes:I work in:
Carers involved in planning or training will appreciate having the chance to share their experiences with other carers or professionals involved with carers support. This can also help individual carers to have a less personal and more representative approach.Outcomes:I work in:
"Getting It right for Young Carers" is the Scottish Government’s strategy to support young carers and young adult carers.Outcomes:I work in:Caring for:Location:
This page gives details of the objectives and key issues of The Carers’ Strategy, which was published in 2008, and refreshed in 2010.Outcomes:I work in:Caring for:Location:
Brief details of rights that young carers are entitled to, taken from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
A whole family approach to supporting young carers and their families can significantly help to reduce inappropriate caring roles.
Targeted support for young carers and families formed part of the vision of the National Strategy for Carers. The value of dedicated support for young carers cannot be underestimated.