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Carer-friendly pharmacy resources

Resources to help community pharmacies support carers.
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Primary Care
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WellbeingCarer awarenessIdentifying carers
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Primary carePharmacy ServicesCommissioning
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England
Date Revised: 
Monday, October 12, 2015 - 16:30
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These resources were developed by Carers Trust, the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee and the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education.

Training

The training for the Carer-friendly Pharmacy has been co-designed by the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education and Carers Trust and includes handouts and an evaluation form. The slides can be customised to capture local information such as the details of the local carers organisation and the services they provide. 

To support staff in using PharmOutcomes to refer carers to their local carers organisation and notify the carer's GP practice. PSNC has produced some PharmOutcomes System Guides.

Additional resources 

Microsoft Office document iconManaging medicines leaflet for carers

Microsoft Office document iconPharmacy services useful to carers leaflet

 

 

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Young Carers Awareness Materials

Young carers awareness materials - including infographics and ideas for activities and lessons.
Outcomes: 
Carer awarenessIdentifying carers
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Information and adviceSocial careEducation
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Young carers
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Whole UK
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Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 10:15
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Which one is the young carer?Originally produced for Young Carers Awareness Day 2014, these materials have been updated so they can be used throughout the year by young carer’s services, schools and colleges with the option of including local service details.

These materials are currently for download only and are not available to purchase as hard copies. 

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Triangle of Care Resources

Network Partners, carers’ organisations and mental health service providers can now promote the Triangle of Care to carers, professionals and service users with these specially designed leaflets and posters.
Area of Care: 
Mental Health
Outcomes: 
PreventionWellbeingIntegrationCarer awarenessIdentifying carers
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Health careHospitalsMental health careHealth and wellbeingCarers servicesCarers involvementCarers breaksInformation and adviceCommissioning for carersCommissioning for young carersSocial careCommissioning
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Whole UK
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Friday, April 29, 2016 - 13:15
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Leaflets and poster templates promoting Triangle of Care 

Network Partners, carers’ organisations and mental health service providers can now promote the Triangle of Care to carers, professionals and service users with these specially designed leaflets and posters. 

The leaflets and posters include:

These leaflets and posters can be downloaded and used locally as there is space for contact details and an organisation’s logo to promote the national messages of the Triangle of Care project.

In addition services who are implementing the Triangle of Care and are considering how to measure outcomes from implementation may benefit from the Outcomes Briefing which has been developed in consultation with all services who are currently working on the Triangle of Care in mental health.

Filemeasuring outcomes from the triangle of care

Triangle of Care Learning Event Presentations

Carers Trust's second learning event took place on 28 April 2016, bringing together mental health services, carers, Network Partners and third sector organisations to look at the progress Triangle of Care has made and how this can be sustained.

All the presenters have agreed to share their presentations and they can be found below.

FileGreater Manchester West Presentation One

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FileNorfolk & Suffolk Presentation Four

FileTriangle of Care n Education Presentation Five

FileLeeds & York Forensic Services Presentation Six

Carers Trust held a Triangle of Care Learning Event in May 2013 in Manchester. The event brought together statutory mental health providers, third sector organisations, Network Partners and carers to share good practice, learn more about implementing the Triangle of Care in their organisation and how to work in partnership to achieve implementation.

All the presenters and workshop leads, kindly agreed to share their presentations after the event. 

Further Information

The following documents have been created for the benefit of carers and professional service providers:

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