If you work in healthcare you can make a huge difference to people who are looking after a family member or friend.
You being able to recognise carers and help them get the support they need will benefit them and their health, and the health of the person they care for.
We have resources you can use so unpaid carers know how to contact us for support, and can provide awareness ranging sessions so you and your team know how to recognise and support carers.
If you want to find out more, please do get in touch to talk through how we can help you.
Free resources for you to use
We have resources available for use by you in your healthcare setting. These can help unpaid carers realise they are a carer, and know how to get the support they need.
Carer awareness workshops
We offer carer awareness workshops which provide information about how to support people looking after a family member or friend who is ill or disabled. Contact us to find out about holding a workshop in your healthcare setting.
The difference you can make to unpaid carers
Young adult carer Tom, talks about his experiences of linking in with health professionals, such as GPs, pharmacists and the hospital while caring for his Mum. He also talks about what he would like health professionals to know about carers. This video was produced with Carers Voice Norfolk and Waveney and Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Systems.
The importance of hospital discharge
- James’ story – a Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust video on young adult carer James experience of care.
- Jan’s story – adult carer talks about her experience of caring for her husband and dealing with hospital discharge.
Young carers top tips for GPs
- Top tips for GPs – Caring Together worked with NHS England and NHS Improvement on a campaign to show GPs how they can make a difference to young carers.
Carer Friendly Tick Award
Our Carer Friendly Tick Award recognises organisations who work to identify and support carers. There is a category specific to health – whatever kind of health organisation you are from we can work with you to help you achieve the award.
See Jill explain more about the Carer Friendly Tick Award – Health.