Professionals #ThinkCarer

Unpaid carers are one of Herefordshire’s most valuable assets and play a crucial role within the county’s health and social care sector.

A Joint Carers Strategy for Herefordshire 2017 – 2021 by Herefordshire Council

When Carers are valued for their contribution to the community and their needs are recognised then everyone benefits. If Carers have access to the advice and services they need, they will become more resilient. It is more likely they will be able to continue in their caring role whilst also address some of their own needs.

The Think Carer project will build on Herefordshire Carers Support’s previous work with health professionals and employers. We will also engage with mainstream organisations to raise awareness and encourage systemic change regarding Carer recognition.

All organisations face a climate of reducing resources which has an impact on what can be achieved. However, there are examples of good practice where small changes have had a positive impact for all.

Our overall aims

to encourage systemic recognition of Carers across all organisations

that Herefordshire becomes a place where Carers feel acknowledged, valued and respected

We welcome contributions from everyone. We are able to offer FREE:

Carer Aware Training for Professionals

A member of Herefordshire Carers Support's workforce will come and deliver targeted training to your organisation/team. This can be as part of a team meeting, staff induction, staff training and development or CPD training.

Joint project work - e.g. to introduce Carers’ Leads/Champions

We can provide advice and support to introduce a Lead/Champion within your team/organization including a role description, Carer leaflets, information and documents and on-going support.

Talks to groups

A Member of our workforce can come along to your group to explain the role of an unpaid Carer and the support that is available across Herefordshire.

Regular Carer Awareness Sessions

We facilitate quarterly Carer Awareness Sessions where Carers, Professionals and Community partners can get together to share Best Practice, ideas and concerns in relation to supporting unpaid Carers.

Sharing of good practice

We will coordinate and share good practice from across the country as well as locally to try to ensure Herefordshire Carers get the best possible support when they need it most.

Links to useful resources

Our website will be routinely updated with links, Research and Reports from national bodies as well as local organisations and providers to offer a robust and useful resource library.

Get in touch

Herefordshire Carers Support, Berrows Business Centre, Bath St. Hereford HR1 2HE

help@herefordshirecarerssupport.org

01432 356068