Carers Trust

Carers Trust is the largest Charity for, with and about carers. We work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid for a family member of friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. We do this with our partners - a unique network of 116 independent carers centres, 55 Crossroads Care schemes and 99 young carers, services.

Updated:
10 February 2016
Location:
National
Sectors:
Care, Health

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

We work actively at a national, regional and local level to ensure carers of people with dementia are recognised, included, informed and supported. Carers Trust campaigns at a national level for improved carer’s rights and supports our partners at a local level.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

Ensuring sustainability of dementia-related services in the current funding climate.

Member website

http://www.carers.org/

2. Actions

  • Review the action plan

    Review the action plan taking account of the planned merger with the Princess Royal Trust for carers and its impact.

    Status:
    Completed

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

    Review the action plan taking account of the planned merger with the Princess Royal Trust for carers and its impact.

    2012 - Second Quarter Update

    During this period Crossroads Care Association has completed its formal merger with the Princess Royal Trust for Carers to form Carers Trust. This will act as the umbrella body for the complementary networks of Crossroads Care schemes and Princess Royal Trust for Carers centres. (Member organisations retain their familiar branding with the addition of ‘Carers Trust – network member’). See www.carers.org

  • Introduce principles of Dementia Care Mapping

    Introduce principles of Dementia Care Mapping to enable person centred care planning, ensuring, for example, that triggers to challenging or aggressive behaviour are recorded in care plans and that assessments and care plans are frequently reviewed to keep pace with the progress of the illness.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

    Introduce principles of Dementia Care Mapping to enable person centred care planning, ensuring, for example, that triggers to challenging or aggressive behaviour are recorded in care plans and that assessments and care plans are frequently reviewed to keep pace with the progress of the illness.

  • Develop resources based on the report: "A Road Less Rocky"

    We will develop resources based on A Road Less Rocky report promoting the crisis points, and what carers told us they needed in terms of information, advice and support at these times. The resources will be placed on Carers Trust’s website and will be particularly useful to carers’ organisations and health and social care professionals. 

    Status:
    Completed

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    Carers Trust launched the making the Road Less Toolkit for proffessionals during dmentia awareness wee 

  • Produce resources for carers of people with dementia

    Produce resources for carers of people with dementia based around the critical points identified in A Road Less Rocky. This will help carers prepare and plan for the future, making their caring experience less difficult.   

    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    carers Road Map is in the draft phase and is due to be launched in sept, at present we are consulting with 

  • To identify innovative practice

    To identify innovative practice which supports the needs of carers of people with dementia. 

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Continue to promote the Triangle of Care for dementia within acute services.

    In partnership with the Royal Collage of Nursing we will continue to promote the Triangle of Care for dementia, which is aimed at acute hospitals to ensure they identify, include and support carers of people with dementia when that person is admitted to hospital.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Continue to implement the Triangle of Care in England

    Continue to implement the Triangle of Care in England and support our colleagues in the other UK nations to embed it there.

    We will Continue to lead on the national Triangle of Care initiative in mental health to which 28 mental health NHS trusts have signed up. They commit to formally self-assessing and working to improve their services. Older people’s and dementia services which are provided by these organisations will work to improve how they consistently include and support carers.

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Continue to promote the needs of carers as identified in a Road less Rocky

    Worked actively at a national, regional and local level to ensure carers of people with dementia are included, informed and supported and campaigned at a national level for improved carer’s rights. The Care Act now has parity of esteem for carers and those they care for.

    Status:
    Delivery