Just over one in ten patients on any GP practice list is a carer, although many go unrecognised. In order to help we have collated a range of resources (including toolkits) published by Brent Carers Centre and other external agencies that you may find useful. This includes separate resource sections on “Dementia” and “Mental Health”.
You may also find some of the resources available on the Downloads for Health & Social Worker Professionals page useful.
Brent Carers Centre’s Carer Information Guides and Booklets
Brent Carers Centre have Carer Information Guides and Information Booklets that cover a wide range of topics, whether it is a young carer, a person new to caring, problems with debt, fuel bills and/or combining work and caring.
This interactive toolkit website is designed to look at how to improve outcomes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic carers (including young carers) and their families.
This web-site contains a range of online resources (including e-learning packages) to help GP practices support carers, including improving carer identification.
SCIE is a leading social care improvement agency and this interactive web-site contains useful resources (incl. e-learning resources and Social Care TV films) designed for people who work in the health and social services sectors.
Resources on Dementia
DemTalk is the online toolkit for effective communication with and for people living with dementia. It offers free advice and shares ideas about how everyone can make communication easier and better.
Here is a short film created by nurses at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust to raise awareness of dementia among health workers and social workers professionals.
Here is a series of videos produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence on dementia.
The Triangle of Care for Dementia describes how meaningful involvement and inclusion of carers can lead to better care for people with dementia.
Resources on Mental Health
The Triangle of Care for Mental Health describes how meaningful involvement and inclusion of carers can lead to better care for people with mental health conditions (other than dementia).