Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, Norfolk and Waveney Children and Young People’s Health services 0-19 years has once again been awarded our Carer Friendly Tick Award (Health), in recognition of their continued work to identify and support young carers.
The service said they were very proud to receive the award for a second year running and added, “We have done it again. Thanks to everyone involved and especially for the work done by Bernadette Osterberg (service young carer champion) and Sarah Archibald (at the time of application the service deputy clinical lead).
“This award acknowledges our service commitment to raise the profile of young carers and provide health support to ensure they have the best chance of being healthy and reaching their full potential. ”
The panel of carers, who assessed the submission from the trust on behalf of Caring Together, were impressed by the trust’s submission for reasons including they have;
- a dedicated young carers champion
- an agreement that sets out how they plan to identify and support young carers which has been created with young carers
- a service website page dedicated to young carers.
Andy McGowan, head of engagement at Caring Together, said, “We are very pleased to see Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, Norfolk and Waveney Children and Young People’s Health services 0-19 years have their work to identify and support carers recognised by the Carer Friendly Tick Award again. We want to congratulate them on this and to thank them for the work that they are doing which we know makes a real difference to carers.
“The service joins more than 70 organisations who have now been awarded the Carer Friendly Tick Award.”
“Whether you are looking at the community, education, employer or health award, please talk to us about the best ways to be carer friendly and work through the meeting the standards, including recognising the ones you already have in place.”
Read more about our Carer Friendly Tick Awards and how your organisation can support carers.