Fenland Group Practice has been awarded our Carer Friendly Tick Award – Health in recognition of their work to identify and support unpaid carers across their five GP practices.
Catherine Carman, social prescriber at Fenland Group Practice (pictured right) said, “Carers are the unsung heroes of healthcare, they always put others needs before their own. We felt that it was important to recognise this amazing group of people and ensure that we had a service that recognised their needs.”
On behalf of Caring Together, a panel of carers assessed the submission from Fenland Group Practice.
Belinda Jones, awareness and voice team manager at Caring Together, is delighted that Fenland Group Practice received the Carer Friendly Tick Award.
She said, “The panel of assessors were particularly pleased to see an executive manager as a carers champion, along with a social prescriber and carer coordinator – a powerful combination.
“The panel were also very impressed with how proactive the surgery is with young carers who are often forgotten. We congratulate them on receiving their accreditation and want to thank them for the work they are doing, which we know makes a real difference to carers.”
The Carer Friendly Tick Award was originally developed for education by young carers from Caring Together’s Norfolk Young Carers Forum (NYCF) project. The success of this meant the awards have been rolled out across Norfolk, Peterborough and Cambridgeshire and now includes community, health and employer organisations. The awards recognise the important role organisations have to play in ensuring carers of all ages are recognised and given the support they need.
For more information about the Carer Friendly Tick Awards and how your organisation can support carers see caringtogether.org/carer-friendly-tick or email [email protected]