Carers' Information

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What is a carer?

A carer is someone who provides unpaid care either frequently or infrequently to a person with care needs. Their care needs may be physical, psychological or emotional and they may or may not receiving care and treatment from our Trust. Many carers are related to the person they care for, but some are friends, neighbours or volunteers.

Our Trust sets out in its Vision and Values the intention to work together with carers to ensure the engagement and involvement of all.

The Trust provides services over a wide geographical area to people of all ages, including many children, elderly and also vulnerable adults, many of whom will have a carer. We also are developing a Carers Charter in collaboration with partners, and this will be published here as soon as this is available.

Read what the Carers Trust has to say about ‘What is a Carer?’

Information and support for Carers from Carers UK.pdf [pdf] 834KB

 

Carers Stories


 

The Triangle of Care

The Triangle of Care is a service which brings together carers, service users and professionals. It aims to promote safety and recovery for people with mental health issues and to encourse thier wellbeing by including and supporting thier carers. 

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust is rolling out the Triangle of Care initiative which will enable us to work productively with carers across the Trust to enable their involvement in care and treatment wherever possible.

We have joined the Carers Trust and are committed to supporting and working co-productively with carers and people who use our services.

Our submission dates are as follows:

Stage One submission (including report and at least 80% of completed inpatient and home treatment team self-assessments): 2nd October 2018

For more information see the guidance below or visit the Carers Trust website.

Triangle of Care - A guide to best practice.pdf [pdf] 1MB

 

The Care Act 2014

The Care Act is an act of parliament which came into force in 2015. It sets out how organisations like the NHS and local authorities must meet the needs of carers. Any carer in need of support has the right to an assessment.

You can obtain more information about care and support in your area by clicking here, as well as looking at a selection of Frequently Asked Questions.

The Carer Aware training found here includes a very comprehensive list of useful contacts.

 

Care Companion

A free online resource for those looking after their loved ones. Access it here.

 

​​​​​Recommended resources for carers

Below are websites and factsheets we recommend you read:

 

Local updates

Find out what events, resources and news updates are available in your local area:

Read the latest newsletter from Carers Trust


Coventry:

City council provision: Support for carers

Newsletter: Coventry Carers Bulletin

Local library: 
Health information

Dementia.pdf [pdf] 277KB

Home Library Service.pdf [pdf] 383KB

Reading Well for mental health.pdf [pdf] 352KB

We Care Magazine September 2018.pdf [pdf] 694KB

We Care Magazine March 2019.pdf [pdf] 496KB

Carer referral Coventry.pdf [pdf] 55KB


Warwickshire:

Council provision: Support for carers

Warwickshire Mental Health Carer's Service: Support - Support for carers

Warwickshire Young Carers.pdf [pdf] 253KB

Carer Referral Warwickshire.pdf [pdf] 52KB


Solihull:

City council provision: Support for carers