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