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Gofalwyr Ifanc mewn Ysgolion Offer Canllaw Cam wrth Gam (Cymru)

Mae pob cam yn cynnwys amryw o declynnau, gan gynnwys, pro fformas ac enghreifftiau.
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PreventionWellbeingIntegrationHealth inequalitiesCarer awarenessIdentifying carers
I work in: 
Health careCarers servicesEducationCommissioning
I work with: 
Young adult carersYoung carersSibling carersFamilies
Caring for: 
AdultsOlder adultsYoung peopleChildren
Location: 
Wales
Date Revised: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 09:00
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Cam 1: Meithrin dealltwriaeth ynglŷn â gofalwyr ifanc

Gwybodaeth Allweddol

 

Cam 2: Adolygu darpariaeth eich ysgol ar gyfer gofalwyr ifanc

FileTeclyn 1: Adolygiad o’r Man Cychwyn

FileTeclyn 2: Pro fforma ar gyfer gwneud argymhellion i arweinwyr ysgolion

FileTeclyn 3: Sut i gasglu barn gofalwyr ifanc am ddarpariaeth eich ysgol

FileTeclyn 4: Rhestr wirio ar gyfer casglu data ar bresenoldeb, cyrhaeddiad a chynnydd – ysgolion cynradd

FileTeclyn 5: Rhestr wirio ar gyfer casglu data ar bresenoldeb, cyrhaeddiad a chynnydd – ysgolion uwchradd

FileTeclyn 6: Arolwg i asesu lefelau dealltwriaeth a hyder staff ysgolion wrth ddiwallu anghenion gofalwyr ifanc

 

Cam 3: Sicrhau ymrwymiad gan arweinwyr yr ysgol

FileTeclyn 1: Rhestr wirio dyletswyddau Arweinydd yr Uwch Dîm Arweinyddiaeth parthed Gofalwyr Ifanc

FileTeclyn 2: Enghraifft o lythyr cyflwyno i lywodraethwyr ynglŷn â gofalwyr ifanc

FileTeclyn 3: Rôl a chyfrifoldebau corff llywodraethu: sicrhau darpariaeth effeithiol ar gyfer gofalwyr ifanc a’u teuluoedd

FileTeclyn 4: Rhestr wirio i helpu cyrff llywodraethu i werthuso effeithiolrwydd darpariaeth eu hysgol ar gyfer gofalwyr ifanc a’u teuluoedd

FileTeclyn 5: argedu arian y Grant Datblygu Disgyblion (os yn gymwys) i gynorthwyo gofalwyr ifanc: Enghreifftiau o arfer da

 

Cam 4: Cyflwyno Arweinydd Gweithredol ar gyfer Gofalwyr Ifanc yn yr Ysgol

FileTeclyn 1: Rhestr wirio dyletswyddau Arweinydd Gweithredol ar gyfer Gofalwyr Ifanc yn yr Ysgol

 

Cam 5: Cydnabod gofalwyr ifanc ym mhrif ddogfennau’r ysgol

FileTeclyn 1: Pwyntiau yr argymhellir eu cynnwys yn ymrwymiad yr ysgol gyfan

FileTeclyn 2: Rhestr wirio polisi’r ysgol o ran gofalwyr ifanc

FileTeclyn 3: Rhestr wirio ar gyfer prif ddogfennau eraill a ddylai gyfeirio at ofalwyr ifanc

 

Cam 6: Sefydlu systemau i ganfod pwy sy’n ofalwyr ifanc, eu hasesu a rhoi cymorth iddynt

FileTeclyn 1: Rhestr wirio o’r cymorth y gall gofalwyr ifanc fod ei angen

FileTeclyn 2: Rhedeg grŵp cymorth cyfoedion i ofalwyr ifanc

FileTeclyn 3: Enghraifft o daflen y gall disgyblion ei chwblhau a’i phostio mewn blwch negeseuon

FileTeclyn 4: Sut mae rhedeg fforwm gofalwyr ifanc

FileTeclyn 5: Gweithio gyda nyrsys ysgol i roi cymorth i ofalwyr ifanc a’u teuluoedd

FileTeclyn 6: Gweithio mewn partneriaeth â gwasanaethau gofalwyr ifanc

FileTeclyn 7: Rhestr wirio ar gyfer gweithio effeithiol mewn partneriaeth rhwng ysgolion a gwasanaethau gofalwyr ifanc

FileTeclyn 8: Enghraifft o gytundeb gweithio ar y cyd i’w ddefnyddio gyda gwasanaethau ar gyfer gofalwyr ifanc

File Teclyn 9: Cynorthwyo gofalwyr ifanc i gyfranogi mewn addysg ôl-16

FileTeclyn 10: Cynorthwyo gofalwyr ifanc i symud ymlaen i fod yn oedolion

FileTeclyn 11: Rhestr wirio o’r cymorth y gall teuluoedd gofalwyr ifanc fod ei angen

 

Cam 7: Codi ymwybyddiaeth ymhlith staff yr ysgol ynglŷn â gofalwyr ifanc

FileTeclyn 1: Rhestr wirio o arwyddion bod disgybl yn ofalwr ifanc

PDF iconTeclyn 2: Enghraifft o ddeunydd ar gyfer hysbysfwrdd staff

FileTeclyn 3: Sut all staff ysgol gynorthwyo gofalwyr ifanc

FileTeclyn 4: Arweiniad i gynnal hyfforddiant staff

FileTeclyn 5: PowerPoint i’w ddefnyddio mewn hyfforddiant ar gyfer staff

FileTeclyn 6: Taflenni i’w ddefnyddio mewn hyfforddiant ar gyfer staff

FileTeclyn 7: Ffurflen werthuso hyfforddiant staff

 

Cam 8: Codi ymwybyddiaeth ymhlith disgyblion a theuluoedd ynglŷn âgofalwyr ifanc

PDF iconTeclyn 1: Enghraifft o ddeunydd hysbysfwrdd ar gyfer ysgolion cynradd

PDF iconTeclyn 2: Enghraifft o ddeunydd hysbysfwrdd ar gyfer ysgolion uwchradd

Office presentation iconTeclyn 3: Gweithgareddau a awgrymir ar gyfer gwasanaethau boreol/grwpiau tiwtor

PDF iconTeclyn 4: Gweithgareddau a awgrymir ar gyfer gwersi

PDF iconTeclyn 4a: Gweithgareddau a awgrymir ar gyfer gwersi parhad

FileTeclyn 5: Enghraifft o lythyr at rieni/warcheidwad

FileTeclyn 6: Enghraifft o erthygl ar gyfer cylchlythyr yr ysgol

 

Cam 9: Canfod, asesu a rhoi cymorth i ofalwyr ifanc a’u teuluoedd

FileTeclyn 1: Enghraifft o ffurflen gydsyniad ar gyfer rhannu gwybodaeth

FileTeclyn 2: Asesu Amlddimensiynol o Weithgareddau Gofalu

FileTeclyn 3: Deilliannau Cadarnhaol a Negyddol Gofalu

FileTeclyn 4: Holiadur Llesiant

FileTeclyn 5: Rhestr wirio arsylwi staff

 

Cam 10: Rhannu arfer da ag eraill

FileTeclyn 1: Rhannu arferion da - enghreifftiau o astudiaethau achos

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Triangle of Care Toolkit - A Resource for Mental Health Service Providers

This resource is designed for services implementing the Triangle of Care, it is based on what has worked and what has prevented successful implementation in other organisations. It includes guidance, tips and good practice to guide professionals and carers.
Area of Care: 
Mental HealthAlcohol MisuseSubstance MisuseSpecialist servicesSecondary CareAcute CareDementia care
Outcomes: 
PreventionWellbeingCarer awarenessIdentifying carers
I work in: 
Health careHospitalsMental health careCarers servicesCommissioning for carersCommissioning for young carers
I work with: 
Adult carersYoung adult carersYoung carersParent carersSibling carersFamilies
Caring for: 
AdultsOlder adultsYoung peopleChildren
Location: 
England
Date Revised: 
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 15:30
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Introduction

The Triangle of Care was launched in 2010 and was developed by carers who were supporting someone who regularly needed acute inpatient mental health services. It identified six key standards that if in place would mean that the carer would be better involved and supported by mental health services.

Since the launch, Carers Trust has led on the programme in England developing the original guide so that it can be implemented across all mental health services including specialist, forensic, children’s, older people’s and community.

In 2013 the Triangle of Care membership scheme was launched to enable mental health providers to receive formal recognition of their commitment to cultural change and carer involvement. Since its launch, 31 NHS trusts have joined the scheme and their experience, knowledge, good practice and pitfalls have been identified to help develop a toolkit for implementation of the Triangle of Care.

You can download the full toolkit here, or review the appropriate section online: PDF iconTriangle of Care Toolkit

The Triangle of Care Toolkit – A Resource for Mental Health Service Providers

The experiences of the 31 trusts who have joined the Triangle of Care membership scheme between 2013 and April 2015 have been extensive. Carers Trust has been able to identify good practice where it has been implemented which has ensured a more successful implementation of the Triangle of Care. These experiences have been collated to develop a toolkit. This toolkit aims to support trusts who are at the beginning of their Triangle of Care journey, those who are yet to begin and those who are already well progressed but want to learn from their peers and ensure a legacy of cultural change.

The toolkit focuses on the different elements that trusts should consider when implementing the Triangle of Care across their services and more information on each area can be found in the toolkit:

  • Strategic buy-in and support
  • Commissioning and reporting levers including Care Act 2014
  • Staff promotion and buy-in
  • Carer partners and Service user partners
  • Carer champions
  • What good looks like and celebrating good practice
  • A willingness to be honest and encouraging the value of honesty and frequently asked questions

These elements have been identified as important to successful implementation if they are in place. While not all the elements are in place in all trusts many trusts do have a majority in place and this has helped their journey be more successful.

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Identifying carers

Carers are not a generic group, with common circumstances and problems. Staff should be trained and encouraged to avoid stereotypes.
Area of Care: 
Primary Care
Outcomes: 
PreventionWellbeingCarer awarenessIdentifying carers
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Health carePrimary careHealth and wellbeingCarers servicesCarers involvementCarers breaksInformation and adviceCommissioning for carersCommissioning for young carersCommissioning
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England
Date Revised: 
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Carers are not a generic group, with common circumstances and problems.

Avoid stereotypes

Staff should be trained and encouraged to avoid stereotypes. Carers can be young, can be parents, and can have learning difficulties and so on. 42% of carers are men and 18% of carers look after more than one person.

There may be more than one carer involved in looking after a particular patient. Each carer may have very different needs and views. They may even be in conflict with each other.

Mutual caring

There will often be ‘mutual caring’ arrangements. An elderly couple will often be carers of each other, as will an elderly parent with an adult child with a learning disability.

Sometimes the patient may not be keen on their carer being identified and classified as such, for various reasons.

The main, or only, carer may not necessarily be the next of kin.

The carer may be registered with a different practice. This, of course, does not stop the practice communicating information to that practice, with the permission of the carer.

You may also want to develop a system with your local carers centre whereby they let you know which of your patients are carers.

Joint working

There are various models of joint working between carers centres and primary care. Many projects use primary care link workers who work closely with individual practices. By contrast, other centres have worked more closely with community nurses rather than directly with GPs, and also find this to be very effective.

Once you’ve identified that a patient is a carer

  • Establish the level of caring commitment and support.
  • Gain consent from the carer to be recorded as carer.
  • Always ask the patient if they are happy for health information about them to be told to their carer. 
  • Develop a carers’ register by marking the personal record of those carers identified.
  • Give information to the carer about the range of support services that are available to them, both in the surgery and from outside agencies, especially the details of the local carers centre.
  • Carers should routinely be informed that they can ask their Local Authority for a carer’s assessment.
  • Give the carer appropriate information about the condition and health needs of the person they care for.
  • Give information to help them with regard to the kind of care they may be providing, such as administering medication, moving and handling, PEG feeding, supporting someone with a severe and enduring mental health condition.
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Everybody is different, but experience shows that as a group carers might be involved in:

  • planning services
  • developing strategies
  • carer awareness training
  • Training of professionals - generally both in person and through the use of recorded material (so long as it remains relevant).

Involvement

Individuals might be involved in any of the following:

  • carers forum
  • carers sub-group of local implementation team
  • joint improvement team
  • cancer and palliative care review board
  • board meeting, for example, joint health and social care
  • advocacy partnership group
  • Carers modernisation team.

They might also want to be involved in:

  • parent-carers forums
  • mental health carers forum - including acute inpatient forum
  • carers strategy group
  • multi-agency carers strategy group
  • carers sub-group of partnership board
  • health and social care improvement board
  • forums open to carers of older people, people with mental health problems, and people with learning and/or physical disability
  • Carers strategy group – including legislation working group.

Carers open day

An example of good carers involvement was when St Lukes Hospice in Harrow held a carers open day inviting both patients and carers. The open day addressed practical, legal and financial issues, as well as looking at relaxation methods and nutrition.

There were group sessions to tour the hospice which encouraged carers to ask those questions they were afraid to ask. This really broke down the barriers and St Lukes’ now regularly uses input from carers in strategic development of their services.

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Good practice examples of consultation with carers

The Carers Hub site is an initiative from Carers Trust to inform the commissioning and development of personalised services for and with carers by providing a central point for information sharing.
Outcomes: 
PreventionWellbeingIntegrationHealth inequalitiesCarer awarenessIdentifying carersCarers in employment
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Health carePrimary careHospitalsMental health careHealth and wellbeingCarers servicesCarers involvementCarers breaksInformation and adviceCommissioning for carersCommissioning for young carersEmploymentSocial careEducationCommissioning
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Date Revised: 
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Good practice examples

Below are four examples of good practice in carer involvement and consultation.  

Carers Strategy Consultation and Conference

The conference, which took place in November 2006, marked the end of a major six month consultation period on the Carers Strategy and was a huge success with 39 carers and 50 professionals from both the statutory and voluntary sector attending the conference at an accessible venue.

The conference was a chance for carers to hear the progress made and put their opinions about the right focus for 2007-08 to help carers stay healthy and have a life outside caring. They were also able to help plan for the next five years.

For the first time, the conference was broadcast live over the internet. This meant carers who were unable to attend in person, could still participate in the event. The webcast increased the number of people who could share their views on improvements for support for carers.

Along with individuals viewing at home on their own computers, there were opportunities for carers to watch the conference with other carers at six other accessible venues in the County (three Carers in Hertfordshire centres, two Age Concern centres and at Watford Asian Community Care).

People were able to send comments online and some of these were shared at the conference. At its peak 180 viewings were recorded and many comments were made both during and after the event on a dedicated webpage.

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Carers Questiontime

Dundee Carers Centre hosted a Carers Questiontime event during Carers Week giving carers a chance to pose questions to a panel of local statutory and voluntary sector professionals who work in the field of carers’ issues.

It gave carers a chance to ask questions about local issues such as emergency respite care, free parking at the hospital, changes to day care services, forward planning for families with disabled children, as well as expressing their views about wider issues such as the low level of Carers Allowance and carers in employment.

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Stakeholders Event

Lanarkshire Carers Centre introduced an annual Stakeholders Event alongside their AGM. This event gives carers a chance to comment on the services they have received from the carers centre over the previous year and express their views on areas for future development.

Professionals from the Local Authority and Health services attend along with local partner organisations, to listen to the views of the carers who attend. The carers centre uses the report from this event to inform their strategic planning and work plans for the forthcoming year.

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Good practice in joint working - Dundee partnership

A married couple moved to Rockwell Housing, a new partnership arrangement between a housing association and the social work department, with a social care team on site. The facility included a number of flats for two people as well as one person flats and this enabled the couple to remain together. The husband was able to continue caring for his wife who had significant personal care needs, with additional support from the care team on site.

Information sharing between agencies to ensure seamless care was underpinned by several policies and protocols such as the NHS Code of Practice and consent forms as part of the Site Specific Assessment process.

There was an impressive range of developments to improve care and treatment, such as the redesign of the Intensive Care at Home Service, the Lochleven intermediate care facility, the Chinese lunch club, Rockwell housing with care and the planned joint equipment store.

Further information about this partnership working can be found on the Scottish Government website.

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