We want to make sure carers have access to the sort of help that makes the biggest difference to them. During our consultation in 2018 carers told us what they consider to be our priorities for improvement. As well as high quality information, there were four key things that carers said are important:
- An assessment of their carer support needs – an Adult Carer Support Plan or Young Carers Statement.
- Guidance and help to prepare and an emergency plan.
- Information and opportunities to take a short breaks from caring.
- To be involved in decisions affecting the person they care for before they get discharged from hospital.
Fife Health & Social Care Partnership recognise that all carers may, for time to time, benefit from some support. Therefore, we have made investments in a diverse range support that are available, free of charge, to all carers. We call these universal services.
- Continue to … Adult Carer Support Plans
- Continue to … Emergency Plans
- Continue to … Short Breaks from caring
- Continue to … Hospital discharge support service
- Continue to … Advocacy support for carers
- Continue to … Financial inclusion support for carers
- Continue to … Digital Resource & Jointly App for carers
Some carers will have needs for support which cannot be met through the universal support. Your Adult Carers Support Plan will explore what personal assets (networks and resources) you may be able to call upon to meet these additional needs for support. Carers who meet the local Fife Eligibility Criteria threshold of critical may be entitled to receive additional tailored support too.
In these pages we describe what support could look like, how you might access it, and where to find more information about the particular support opportunity.
Continue to … Support from our partners.