Young Carers and Health

 “Making it Real for Young Carers” – advance notice

Aim of the event:  A major free networking event has been organised in association with NHS England, the Children’s Society and Carers Trust and their “Making a Step Change” programme.  This will look in depth at the developing Young Carers and Health agenda.

Most of the speakers on the day will be people from health organisations or young carers working with them. This will include presentations from NHS England together with several NHS Trusts and CCGs on local innovation.

The day will be an interactive event looking at whole family approaches; understanding requirements arising from NHS Policy and legislative change requiring improved support for young carers. 

Readers of this flier will hopefully already know about the Memorandum of Understanding for young carers that encourages a joined up approach between adult and children’s social care. However, a new, broader carers Memorandum of Understanding is being developed by NHS England. This is designed to promote a whole system approach in supporting carers (including young carers) through local agreements between the NHS, Social Care and others. This is a really exciting opportunity to promote partnerships and whole system working that will benefit young carers.

There will be opportunities to discuss how this new Carers Memorandum of Understanding can be used in practice. If there really are to be no wrong doors for young carers, we all need to support health colleagues to ensure that shared and NHS Care Pathways promote the recognition and support of young carers. This is crucial given all the work happening around the country on integration and joint assessment processes.

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