As busy professionals with conflicting demands, we know your time is precious.  Whether you are newly qualified, a student, an experienced practitioner or manager, Brent Carers Centre offers an array of resources to help you practice with confidence.  This includes a separate resource section on “Dementia”.

You may also find useful some of the resources available on the Brent Council page which summarises the assessments process for both carers and the cared-for, as well as the Downloads for GPs and Government’s Carers Strategy pages.

Downloads for Social Workers Page - Adult Carer Quality of Life Tool image 80 x 99Adult Carer Quality of Life Tool

A manual to provide health and social care practitioners with a tool to measure the quality of life of adult family carers.

Downloads for GPs & Health Workers and Social Workers Professionals page - BCC Carer Info Guides image 80 xBrent 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.

ENGAGE Toolkit imageENGAGE toolkit

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.

Downloads for Health & Social Worker Professionals page - SkillsforCare image 80 xSkills for Care

This interactive website contains useful resources (incl. e-learning packages) specifically designed for people who work in the health and social services sectors.  Subjects covered include “Carers’ assessments: Getting it right” and “Dementia“.

Downloads for Health & Social Worker Professionals page - SCIE image 80 xSocial Care Institute for Excellence

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.

Downloads for Health & Social Worker Professionals pages - Whole Family Pathway image 80 x 54Whole Family Pathway

For services to provide effective support for young carers and their families, it is vital that all practitioners working with them begin with an inclusive, wide ranging approach that considers:

  • the needs of the person in need of care (including any parenting needs)
  • the child (including whether they are providing inappropriate levels of care either physically or emotionally)
  • the whole family.

Resources on Dementia

Downloads for GPs & Downloads for Social Workers pages - Demtalk image 80 xDemtalk

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.

Downloads for GPs page - Barbara's Story image 80 x 48Barbara’s Story

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.

Downloads for Health & Social Worker Professionals page - SCIE image 80 xSCIE’s Social Care TV videos

Here is a series of videos produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence on dementia.

Downloads for GPs Page - Triangle of Care Dementia image 80 x 99The Triangle of Care: A Guide to Best Practice for Dementia Care

The Triangle of Care for Dementia describes how meaningful involvement and inclusion of carers can lead to better care for people with dementia.

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