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NHS CARER INFORMATION STRATEGIES LEARNING AND SHARING EVENT Glasgow Marriott - 3 rd February 2010 The Carers and Young Carers Strategy Progress and Priorities Gordon Paterson. Aim.

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NHS CARER INFORMATION STRATEGIESLEARNING AND SHARING EVENTGlasgow Marriott - 3rd February 2010The Carers and Young Carers StrategyProgress and PrioritiesGordon Paterson


Aim

  • To improve outcomes for unpaid carers and young carers in Scotland, recognising the specific needs of different groups of carers

    - identification

    - raise profile

    - recognise and value contribution

    - address need for services, support, advocacy, information, training etc


Groups
Groups

  • In partnership with CoSLA

  • Carers Strategy Steering Group

  • Young Carers Steering Group

  • Carers Reference Group

  • Sub-groups (young carers’ services/transitions/ employment/workforce/personalisation)


Wider agenda
Wider agenda

  • Reshaping Care for Older People

  • Shifting the Balance of Care

  • Quality Strategy

  • Dementia Strategy

  • Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC)

  • Additional Support for Learning (ASL)

  • Children’s rights


Priorities
Priorities

..by GPs, Social Workers, teachers

..of contribution, health, coping, life

..on condition, services, support

..condition, moving/handling, stress

..physical, emotional, mental health

..heating, housing, diet, quality of life

..life outside caring, identity, income

..counselling, breaks, telecare, advocacy

  • Identification

  • Assessment

  • Information

  • Training

  • Health

  • Finance

  • Employment

  • Support


Carers and young carers strategy
Carers and Young Carers Strategy

  • The case for action

  • Vision

  • Outcomes

  • Carer and young carer identification

  • Support for carers and young carers

  • Short, medium and longer term priorities

  • Showcase and embed good practice

  • Carer and young carer stories

  • Implementation, monitoring and evaluation


Contact

Gordon Paterson

Primary and Community Care Division

Policy for Unpaid Carers

St Andrew’s House

Edinburgh

EH1 3DG

Tel: 0131 244 0109

Carers.Strategy@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

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