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Ten signs that tell community pharmacy teams that someone may be a carer

Top tips from Carer-friendly Pharmacies on identifying which of your patients and customers are likely to be looking after someone who couldn't get by without their support.
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Carers are often the people who:-

  • Drop off and collect prescriptions for another person.

  • Collect medications for someone who has a condition (e.g. dementia) which suggests that they wouldn't be able to get by on their own.

  • Buy incontinence products or other items associated with ill health, frailty or disability.

  • Ask for advice about someone else’s medication, health condition or disability rather than their own.

  • Sit in on a Medicines Use Review and give the impression that they are main 'manager' of your patient's medications.

  • May seem to be in a hurry to get back home because they don't want to leave someone on their own for very long.

  • Visit the pharmacy with someone who appears to need their support. 

  • May look tired, depressed or anxious when the person they usually accompany isn't with them. 

  • Take delivery of medications from the pharmacy delivery driver.

  • Regularly buy over-the-counter medicines for another person.

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Flu vaccinations for carers: Guidance for community pharmacy teams

Now that carers can have a free NHS flu jab at their local pharmacy, Carers Trust has produced a range of resources to help pharmacy teams identify carers and offer them support.
Area of Care: 
Primary Care
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PreventionWellbeingIdentifying carers
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Health careCarers services
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Why should carers have a flu jab?

When you’re looking after someone who’s old or disabled and unable to get by without your help, catching the flu can be catastrophic. That’s why unpaid carers are eligible for a free NHS flu jab, providing they receive Carer's Allowance or are the main carer of an older or disabled person whose welfare would be at risk if the carer was ill. Once a carer's been vaccinated against the flu, they're also less likely to pass the virus on to the person they care for, who could become seriously ill as a result.

Most carers have been missing out so far

Even though carers have been eligible for a free NHS flu jab for several years, last season only 174,522 of England’s 5,430,000 unpaid carers were vaccinated against the flu by their GP practice. In fact, only 386,898 people were recorded by their GP practice as being a carer. But now that carers can have a flu jab at their local pharmacy, the hope is that many more will be identified, vaccinated and supported in future. Here’s how you can help.

Follow the 60-second Flu Chat 

To help busy pharmacy teams identify carers quickly and easily, Carers Trust has produced a PDF icon'60-second Carers Flu Chat' which suggests how you can engage someone you think might be a carer in a quick conversation about why they should consider getting vaccinated. The script also suggests that you offer to let the carer’s GP practice know that they're a carer when you notify the practice that they've been vaccinated.

Wider support

You’ll notice that the Flu Chat also suggests that you give carers some information to read about their local carers service which they may find useful. You could also give the carer a leaflet with details of the services your pharmacy can provide such as repeat prescriptions, home deliveries and MURs. Another option is to give carers a copy of Carers Trust's booklet, PDF iconA Carer's Guide to Managing Medicines

Supporting carers in a nutshell

Along with the 60-second Flu Chat, we’ve also produced a PDF iconone-page infographic with key information on protecting carers from the flu. As with the Flu Chat, we recommend you give a copy of the infographic to every member of your team and put it on the wall in your staff room to encourage the whole team to ‘think carer’. And if you'd like to broaden and strengthen your knowledge of carers further still, check out the Carers Floor in the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education's LearningPharmacy. PSNC has also produced some guidance on supporting carers which you may find useful. 

Promoting the service to carers

PSNC has produced a pharmacy PDF iconflu vaccination poster specifically aimed at carers.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about supporting carers or any feedback you’re happy to share, please email primarycare@carers.org. You’ll also find a wide range of information for carers on Carers Trust’s main website.  

TEN SIGNS THAT TELL COMMUNITY PHARMACY TEAMS THAT SOMEONE MAY BE A CARER

Carers are often the people who:-

  1. Drop off and collect prescriptions for another person.
  2. Collect medications for someone who has a condition (e.g. dementia) which suggests that they wouldn't be able to get by on their own.
  3. Buy incontinence products or other items associated with ill health, frailty or disability.
  4. Ask for advice about someone else’s medication, health condition or disability rather than their own.
  5. Sit in on a Medicines Use Review and give the impression that they are main 'manager' of your patient's medications.
  6. May seem to be in a hurry to get back home because they don't want to leave someone on their own for very long.
  7. Visit the pharmacy with someone who appears to need their support. 
  8. May look tired, depressed or anxious when the person they usually accompany isn't with them. 
  9. Take delivery of medications from the pharmacy delivery driver.
  10. Regularly buy over-the-counter medicines for another person.
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Young Carer Assessment Tools

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.
Area of Care: 
Primary CareSecondary Care
Outcomes: 
PreventionWellbeingIdentifying carers
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Information and adviceCommissioning for young carersEducation
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Young adult carersYoung carersSibling carersFamilies
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Whole UK
Date Revised: 
Monday, September 28, 2015 - 09:00
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The Children and Families Act 2014 amended the Children Act to make it easier for young carers to get an assessment of their needs and to introduce ‘whole family’ approaches to assessment and support. 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 make up a part of an overall whole family approach to assessment. This guidance has been compiled by Carers Trust and The Children's Society as part of the Making a step change: Putting it into practice programme.

MACA YC-18: Multidimensional Assessment of Caring Activities

The MACA is a questionnaire to be completed by young carers that can be used as an indicator of the total amount of caring activity undertaken by a child or young person, as well as six subscale scores for: 
  1. Domestic tasks
  2. Household management
  3. Personal care
  4. Emotional care
  5. Sibling care
  6. Financial/practical care.

PANOC YC-20: Positive and Negative Outcomes of Caring 

The Positive and Negative Outcomes of Caring (PANOC-YC20) is a questionnaire to be completed by young carers that can be used to provide an index (or score) of the subjective cognitive and emotional impact of caring in young people.

Common Assessment Framework (CAF)

The CAF is a nationally standardised approach to conducting an assessment of the needs of a child or young person and deciding how those needs should be met. The CAF will promote more effective, earlier identification of children’s additional needs and improve multi-agency working. It is intended to provide a simple, non-bureaucratic process for a holistic assessment of a child’s needs, taking account of the individual, family and community.
More information on the CAF can be found in the PDF iconCAF Simplified Assessment Workstream

Outcomes Star 

Outcomes StarThe Outcomes Star™ both measures and supports progress towards self-reliance or other goals on multiple key areas such as health, caring role, relationships, feelings and behaviours, education and learning, etc. Different versions of the Star include the Carers Star, My Star and the Family Star. Each star is used to capture the voice of the young carer and their family, their needs, and their perspective on the changes they are experiencing.

My Life Now Wheel

My Life Now WheelMy Life Now is an individual Assessment and Planning Tool for Young Carers. The tools include both an in depth and quick assessment wheel and a framework for setting goals.

 

 

The YCRG screening tool (YC-QST-20)

The questions in the Screening Tool have been cognitively tested in the DfE national study of young carers (with young carers themselves) and in YCRG research over many years. The tool and explanatory model are also currently being used in other countries (Japan, US) to help both researchers and practitioners identify young carers and their needs.

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Triangle of Care for Dementia

The Triangle of Care for Dementia was developed in partnership with the Royal College of Nursing and in consultation with carers, people with dementia and professionals. It is based on the original Triangle of Care and is aimed at acute care hospitals.
Area of Care: 
Mental HealthSpecialist servicesDay centreRehab CentreHospitalCare homesSecondary CareAcute CareDementia care
Outcomes: 
PreventionWellbeingHealth inequalitiesCarer awarenessIdentifying carers
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Health careHospitalsMental health careHealth and wellbeingCarers servicesCommissioning for carersCommissioning
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Adult carers
Caring for: 
AdultsOlder adults
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England
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 09:30
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In 2013 Carers Trust worked with the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) to adapt the Triangle of Care to meet the needs of carers of people with dementia when the person they cared for was adapted to a general hospital. A stakeholder day was held where carers, people with dementia and professionals were consulted and provided feedback on the Triangle of Care. 

Carers Trust and the RCN worked together in 2016 to update the guide.

The new guide and self assessment tool were launched in November 2016, this is specifically aimed at acute hospital wards and services where a person with dementia may be admitted but their dementia is not the reason for their admission.

The guide is to enable professionals to look at how they can identify and support carers ensuring that the person with dementia is included and receives the best care outcomes as well as positive outcomes for the carer.

PDF iconThe triangle of care carers included best practice in dementia care (PDF)

FileTriangle of Care for Dementia Self-Assessment Tool (Word Version)

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Supporting Carers in Primary Care Learning Event – view the presentations

View the presentations from the Supporting Carers in Primary Care Learning Event that Carers Trust hosted in November 2014.
Area of Care: 
Primary Care
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PreventionWellbeingIntegrationHealth inequalitiesCarer awarenessIdentifying carers
I work in: 
Health carePrimary careMental health careHealth and wellbeingCarers servicesInformation and adviceCommissioning for carers
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Adult carersParent carers
Caring for: 
AdultsOlder adultsYoung peopleChildren
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England
Date Revised: 
Friday, November 28, 2014 - 09:45
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Carers Trust hosted the Supporting Carers in Primary Care Learning Event in November 2014. 

Speakers and delegates at the Primary care event

The presentations below will not only be useful for anyone who attended the event but for any staff from carers centres, schemes and other organisations who support carers in primary care.  You can also preview what was covered in the workshops. 

Morning Plenary Presentations 

 Policymaking to primary care practice making it happen at the sharp end (Moira Fraser, Interim CEO and Head of Policy, Carers Trust)

Moira Fraser explained that much needs to be done to turn the rhetoric into reality and overcome the barriers facing carers organisations working with the NHS to identify carers. 

PDF iconCosying up: how CCGs can partner carers (Dr Michael Taylor, Lead GP for Carers Services at Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCG)

Find out which strategies Dr Michael Taylor recommends to improve support for carers by working in partnership with CCGs.

PDF iconRCGPs supporting carers in general practice programme (Dr Nazia Mohammed, Clinical Champion for Carers, RCGP)

Dr Nazia Mohammed provided an overview of the College’s work to improve carer identification and support in general practice.

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Morning Workshops 

Delegates were able to choose between the following morning workshops:  

PDF iconHow to network effectively across the health economy to maximise support for carers (Michelle Pilling Lay, Advisor Quality & Patient Experience, East Lancashire CCG)

An overview of the current landscape in health and the opportunities to maximise the impact of the Primary Care Identification Worker.

PDF iconGP audits and GP investors in carers standard accreditation (Louise Shaw, Primary Care Lead & Carer Assessment Support worker and Hazel Wright, Adult Services Manager, Northampton Carers)  

Outlines the successes and challenges of co-produced Primary Care Interface work over five years with specific focus on the implementation of annual audits and the launch of Northamptonshire Investors in Carers Standard accreditation.   

PDF iconDeveloping and maintaining a carers links network in Salford (Julia Ellis, Development Manager for Primary Care and Outreach, Carers Trust)

Provides an overview of the successful and well-established Carers Links Network in Salford. Learn how the service that provides 300 referrals per annum from the primary care sector was established, developed and maintained.

PDF iconEffective monitoring and evaluation tools to assess the impact of emotional support services for carers (Clare Edwards, Carer Health Worker, West Cumbria Carers)

Unfortunately due to illness this workshop had to be cancelled. The presentation however is still available and explores how to effectively assess the impact of services in supporting carers’ mental wellbeing using questionnaires developed by NICE.  

In its place a workshop on young carers was led by Rick Bolton, Dr Nazia Mohammed and Daniel Phelps. It was agreed we all need to work together to generate a culture of change and focus on developing good long term relationships to encourage lengthy engagement. Solutions discussed included:

  • A whole family approach - ensuring young carers are identified when parents present with chronic illness for example.
  • GP awareness training - the same read code would be used for young carers as adult carers.
  • Remembering that primary care is much wider than GP surgeries.
  • NHS employees’ awareness training.
  • Continued identification through schools / colleges.
  • Identifying young carers early through health visitors and children’s centres.
  • Importance of relationships such as a long-term relationship between pharmacy staff and families.
  • Professionals having the awareness of young carers and the confidence to ask appropriate questions.
  • Important to find champions with passion to drive work forward in own establishments.

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Afternoon Plenary Presentations

PDF iconCommunity pharmacy - how can it help support carers (Alastair Buxton, Head of NHS Services at PSNC) 

Describes the community pharmacy services which can support carers and the Carers Trust / Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee pilot to test carer identification in community pharmacies in England.

PDF iconSupporting the health and wellbeing of carers (Wendy Nicholson, Professional Officer for School and Community Nursing at the Department of Health)

Demonstrates that community nurses are keen to extend their understanding of carers’ needs and to ensure carers’ wellbeing needs are met.

Further guidance on supporting adult carers through community nursing can be found on the Supporting adult carers through community nursing page.

PDF iconNHS England commitment to carers - can it make a difference (Jen Kenwood, Head of Patient Experience – Community, Primary and Integrated Care, NHS England)

Described NHS England’s commitment to carers, which comprises 37 commitments spread across eight key priorities, from raising the profile of carers to person-centred coordinated care. 

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Afternoon Workshops

Delegates were able to choose between the following afternoon workshops:

PDF iconThe carers health team: a methodology to prevent carers falling between the gaps in our systems (Geoff Coleman, Chief Executive, Crossroads Care South Central)

Explored using a collaborative approach to support carers involving a partnership between Crossroads Care, Carers Health Team (NHS) and Carers Support West Sussex.

PDF iconCarer awareness training for pharmacies (Anne Cole, Regional Manager South West, CPPE)

A guide to the new carer-awareness training resources for pharmacy teams co-produced by the Centre For Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) and Carers Trust to improve the identification and referral of carers and how this fits into the Carer Friendly Pharmacy Pilot.

PDF iconSupporting carers through integrated care (Helen Brown, Health Development Lead Carers Resource, Harrogate) 

Evidences the value of providing support for carers by establishing a service for carers within Integrated Care Teams. It highlights the success of the service in identifying and reaching out to ‘hidden’ carers and the benefits to all the multi-disciplinary professionals involved.

PDF iconSupporting carers through e-learning for community nurses (Jennie Whitford – Carers Project Manager, QNI) 

Explores the digital Carers Resource for community nurses which has been developed by The Queen's Nursing Institute in collaboration with nurses working in the community.

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Supporting Carers in Primary Care Learning Event

Carers Trust hosted the Supporting Carers in Primary Care Learning Event in November 2014. The event brought together over 100 professionals from across the sector who work to identify and support carers across primary care.
Area of Care: 
Primary Care
Outcomes: 
PreventionWellbeingIntegrationHealth inequalitiesCarer awarenessIdentifying carers
I work in: 
Health carePrimary careMental health careHealth and wellbeingCarers servicesInformation and adviceCommissioning for carers
I work with: 
Adult carersParent carers
Caring for: 
AdultsOlder adultsYoung peopleChildren
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England
Date Revised: 
Friday, November 28, 2014 - 09:30
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Carers Trust hosted the Supporting Carers in Primary Care Learning Event in November 2014. This annual event is funded by the Department of Health as part of the wider Supporting Carers in Primary Care programme. 

The large scale event brought together over 100 professionals from across the sector who work to identify and support carers across primary care. 

The day went really well and the PDF iconevaluation feedback demonstrates that delegates found the day both informative and useful.

Expert speakers

Speakers at the Primary Care EventRick Bolton, who cares for his four year old son led the day, sharing his very personal account of what being a carer means to him. Delegates heard from a variety of expert speakers including Wendy Nicholson, Professional Office for School and Community Nursing at the Department of Health, Jen Kenwood, Head of Patient Experience – Community, Primary and Integrated Care at NHS England and Moira Fraser, Interim CEO and Director of Policy at Carers Trust as well as taking part in a selection of workshops. 

The day provided an excellent opportunity for sharing information and good practice and the additional networking hour at the end of the day provided the ideal opportunity for delegates to reflect on what they had learnt together. 

The event presentations will not only be useful for anyone who attended the event but for any staff from carers centres, schemes and other organisations who support carers in primary care.  You can also preview what was covered in the workshops. 

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Supporting Carers in Primary Care Learning Event – view the presentations

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Examples of Practice: Supporting young carers in families who may experience stigma

There are many hidden young carers in communities due to a lack of understanding and identification.
Area of Care: 
Alcohol MisuseSubstance Misuse
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PreventionWellbeingCarer awarenessIdentifying carers
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Young carersFamilies
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Whole UK
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 09:30
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Young carers often remain hidden in their communities, not getting the support they need. There are many reasons young carers go unidentified including a lack of public understanding about who young carers are and young carers themselves not realising that their lives are different from other children’s.

However, one of the main reasons young carers slip through the net is because their parents do not have an obvious condition - so people do not realise young people are caring or think they need any help. This situation can be made worse if the condition itself is stigmatised and a young carer or their family is reluctant or fearful of seeking help.

Support

Young carers and their families who may be more likely to experience stigma can benefit from different types of support.  

PDF iconOut of hours family support for young carers living with a substance misusing adult

The project aims to provide a range of emotional and practical support to families in order to improve outcomes for young carers, the substance misusing adults they care for and the wider family.

PDF iconSupporting families affected by drug and alcohol misuse

This initiative brings together knowledge, skills and experience from the adults and children’s sector to deliver a whole family approach that looks at how substance misuse effects the whole family.

PDF iconSupporting young carers from families affected by HIV

An initiative that works closely with families affected by HIV, faith and community leaders, schools, local social services and GPs to provide all round support for young carers.

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Protecting the Health and Wellbeing of Young Carers – examples of practice

Being a young carer can often have a severe, significant and long-lasting impact on a young person’s health and wellbeing.
Area of Care: 
Mental Health
Outcomes: 
PreventionWellbeingHealth inequalitiesCarer awareness
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Health careMental health careHealth and wellbeingCarers servicesSocial careEducation
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Young carers
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Whole UK
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 10:15
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Assessing the health needs of young carers

The initiative aims to undertake comprehensive health assessments of children and young people targeted by the young carers’ service in Oxford City. It supports collaborative working between health, social care and education and ensures a more coordinated pathway of care.

Young carer-led and age-appropriate respite for young carers

PDF iconThe young carers service provides respite breaks and activities for young carers, but with young carers right at the heart of decision making, from choosing what activities they do to educating professionals about young carers’ needs.

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Protecting the Health and Wellbeing of Young Carers

Being a young carer can often have a severe, significant and long-lasting impact on a young person’s health and wellbeing. It is therefore essential that services consider how they will support young carers with regards to their physical and mental health and wellbeing.
Area of Care: 
Mental Health
Outcomes: 
PreventionWellbeingHealth inequalitiesCarer awareness
I work in: 
Health careMental health careHealth and wellbeingCarers servicesSocial careEducation
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Young carers
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Whole UK
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 17:00
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Impact of caring

Caring responsibilities can be difficult and stressful at any age. Taking on the physical and emotional demands of supporting a family member or friend with a long term sickness, disability, mental ill health or addiction is a lot for young minds to deal with.

For many young people, particularly those who go unidentified, caring can lead to a significant and long term negative impact on their physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Young carers often talk about feeling tired and under pressure. Many experience traumatic life changes such as bereavement, family break-up, losing income or housing, and seeing the effects of an illness or addiction on the person they care for. All these things alongside the pressures of school or college and the social isolation experienced by many, can lead to stress, anxiety and depression. PDF iconResearch by Carers Trust and the University of Nottingham found that almost a third of young carers surveyed (29%), reported that their own physical health was ‘just OK’, and 38% reported having a mental health problem.

Young carers’ physical health may also suffer. Financial pressures, time pressures, exhaustion as a result of interrupted sleep, physical injuries from repeatedly having to support or move someone with poor mobility.

The health of young carers may be affected for a variety of reasons and might not be addressed if their health appointments are missed, not prioritised or there is a distrust of health services. The 2011 census found that young carers providing between 20 and 49 hours are over 3 times more likely to report their health as not good compared to other children without caring responsibilities.

Assessment, support and services

It is vital that young carers are identified early and that an assessment of their needs includes an assessment of their health and wellbeing.

School nurses are ideally placed to support in the early identification of young carers and ensure that they receive timely, age-appropriate information, by spotting and addressing any emerging health needs. By ensuring that young carers are accessing appropriate health services and other support, school nurses can help reduce the negative impact on the health and wellbeing of young carers.

An annual health and wellbeing needs assessment could be employed to ensure a young carers own health is maintained and to check that young carers are registered and able to access their GP, dentist or optician. In Oxfordshire for example, one initiative aims to undertake comprehensive health assessments by a school nurse of young carers.

The PDF iconManual for Measures of Caring Activities and Outcomes is being increasingly used by young carers’ services across the UK and abroad. It contains a range of tools relevant for assessment and evaluation work with young carers and assesses the impact of caring on a young carer.

Emotional support

Dedicated support for young carers can help to protect the health and wellbeing of young carers. Young carers often say that having someone to talk to, to share their concerns with such as a young carers’ support worker, is hugely important.

Young carers also often say that peer support online or within a young carers’ service for example, where they can relax, be themselves and take part in activities is vital. For others, dedicated emotional support from specialist services may be appropriate.

Respite activities and sports are also important for young carers. Providing opportunities where young carers can simply be young people and have fun, will help reduce social isolation and protect their health and wellbeing.

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Protecting the Health and Wellbeing of Young Carers – examples of practice

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Support for young carers and their families

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.
Area of Care: 
Specialist services
Outcomes: 
PreventionWellbeingIntegrationIdentifying carers
I work in: 
Health and wellbeingCarers servicesSocial careEducationCommissioning
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Young carersFamilies
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Whole UK
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 16:15
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Young carers and families have consistently stated how they value targeted support which recognises and understands their distinct needs.

Not all young carers will wish to access targeted support and for many mainstream or universal activities will meet their needs. Strong links between both targeted and universal support services will mean that young carers have support that meets their needs and circumstances and ensure that any issues are identified early. 

Young carers services - what do they offer?

Young carer’s services deliver a wide range of interventions in their local area including the provision of clubs, respite activities and one-to-one support. Some services will also offer befriending or mentoring schemes, skills programmes, smaller groups where young carers with similar caring roles can support each other and specific support programmes.

Providing transport to activities is a big part of a young carers’ service as few families have transport of their own.

Online support for young carers

Online support is a great alternative to a physical support group which can particularly meet the needs of hidden young carers who are unable to access local services or who do not wish to do so.

It may not provide all the benefits of a physical support group where young carers can meet peers in similar circumstances, however for young adult carers particularly and young carers from rural locations, it can reduce the isolation experienced by young people, provides information and connects them with others and other services when appropriate.

Supporting the health and wellbeing of young carers 

Dedicated support for young carers can help to protect the health and wellbeing of young carers. Young carers often say that having someone to talk to, to share their concerns with such as a young carers’ support worker, is hugely important.

Young carers also often say that peer support online or within a young carers’ service for example, where they can relax, be themselves and take part in activities is vital. For others, dedicated emotional support from specialist services may be appropriate.

Respite activities and sports are also important for young carers. Providing opportunities where young carers can simply be young people and have fun, will help reduce social isolation and protect their health and wellbeing.

Find out more about protecting the health and wellbeing of young carers.

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Support for young carers and their families – supporting the family

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