Unpaid Carers Improvement Programme Updates

This page will be updated until March 2023, when the current programme is due to come to an end.

Learning Resource: Equal Partners in Care (EPiC) (May 2023)

Our colleagues at NHS Education Scotland are producing a set of training modules on caring for unpaid carers. Equal Partners in Care (EPiC) is intended for all staff who come into direct contact with carers in their day-to-day jobs, and anyone with a workforce education and learning role, and/or managers who support the workforce to improve outcomes for carers and the people they care for. You can access them here.

Short Breaks Impact Story (November 2022)

We have produced an impact story with NHS Highland, looking at their short break service for carers which ensures choice and control by utilising direct payments via Self Directed Support (SDS).  Continue reading…  

Strategic Planning Learning Session (July 2022)

A learning session on developing and implementing local carer strategies was held on 7 July 2022, bringing together 40 delegates representing 17 Health and Social Care Partnerships. Continue reading...

Involving Carers in Hospital Discharge, Learning Session (October 2022)

Our first learning session on involving unpaid carers in hospital discharge was held on Thursday 20th October 2022, bringing together participants from networks representing Discharge without Delay leads, local carer leads and care centre managers. Presentations were made by colleagues from NES, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, and Fife HSCP/Fife Carers Centre. Continue reading....