Engaging with carers

A carer is someone of any age who supports a relative, partner, friend or neighbour who due to physical or mental illness, disability, frailty or addiction could not manage without that support.

Doncaster Council and a range of organisations in Doncaster, including Doncaster CGG are committed to providing help and support for carers in their daily life by recognising what’s important.

A Doncaster Carers charter has been published along with partnership commitments as to how we will work together to support carers in Doncaster.

For Carers Week 2019 we supported a wide range of activities that took place across Doncaster.

Carers breaks: new guidance and videos

A new resource produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence and Carers UK, includes evidence-based guidance and almost 30 the examples of practice.

The guidance is accompanied by videos of carers giving advice to other carers on the importance of taking breaks.

The short video below provides really important and useful information for all carers on the importance of taking a break and the opportunities available to help with this

Young Carers

A short animation produced by NHS England provides an insight into the lives of young carers and hopefully encourage young carers to seek support.

The video is intended to raise awareness of the challenges and issues faced by young carers. Further information can be found on Doncaster Council’s website and a short blog by local GP and NHS Doncaster CCG Clinical Chair, Dr David Crichton.