To support Carers Week, we have made key learning resources focusing on the views and experiences of adults and young people who are caregivers open access, and brought together Research in Practice learning resources to support working with carers.
Carers provide unpaid support to a person who is unwell, older, disabled or who experiences mental health difficulties, alcohol or other drug addiction. Experiences of caring will be unique to individual carers and the people they care for and ensuring that their views and experiences are heard and reflected within the work we do can support meaningful decision-making and service design.
To support work in this area, the research summaries on the experiences and views of adults and young people who are caregivers for someone in their household and Practice Tool on responding to the voice of older carers – building on what works will be open access until 13 June.
See more Research in Practice learning to support working with carers. Also read the latest blog on exploring how COVID-19 has impacted on equality and human rights for adults, carers and communities.
Resources to support work with carers
The following Research in Practice learning resources aim to support you when working with carers.
- Carers: What would you like good social work practice to look like?
- Impact of COVID-19 on care and contact: Experiences in the first COVID-19 lockdown on foster carers and young people in their care – Evaluation Report
- Kinship carers – Research Summary - April 2021
- Responding to the voice of older carers – building on what works: Practice Tool
- Social work practice with carers
- Strengths-based practice: Digital meetings – Film
- What rights do carers have to an assessment of their needs? Brief Guide
- Working with young carers – a 'whole family' approach to assessment
- Young carers and their families – Confident assessment practice: Practice Tool