Resources

Managing someone else's affairs (Carers UK, May 2021)

Carers UK has carried out research looking at carers’ experiences when acting on behalf of the person they care for. This work has been supported by British Gas. For some carers, especially those who have very significant or stressful caring responsibilities, having to communicate with services that do not understand them, or their needs, can be very challenging.

This report shows the findings which include:

Woodside Hub offering space to VCS

"An exciting opportunity has arisen for external organisations to be part of our Health and Wellbeing Hub based at Woodside, Middlesbrough. We will be particularly interested in hearing from services that can be provided for older adults that may address a range of needs including; social and occupational engagement, physical health promotion, emotional and psychological wellbeing including loneliness and living well with a range of physical and mental health conditions including Dementia.

Carers and Physical Activity: A study of the barriers, motivations and experiences of unpaid carers aged 55 and over in England

Carers UK's new ‘Carers and Physical Activity' report looks at ways to support carers over the age of 55 in England to take part in more physical activity, to both reduce loneliness and improve their wellbeing.

The report was supported by Sport England, with funds from the National Lottery.

The research examines the barriers for carers in being active, and shares best practice examples and recommendations to make physical activity more accessible to reduce the health inequalities carers face.

Virtual Event Invite- Exploitation of Children & Young People in Cleveland

South Tees Safeguarding Children Partnership is holding a virtual event in order to share the Cleveland Police Report entitled ‘The Exploitation of Children in Cleveland’ with our practitioners who work under the safeguarding agenda. The event will be co-hosted by Detective Chief Inspector Shaun Page, chair of the Tees Strategic VEMT Group and Sarah Pritchard from Barnardo’s.

Friday 11 June at 9:30-12:30.

Dementia Guide: Living well after diagnosis (Alzheimer's Society April 2021)

The dementia guide includes sections on:

  • About dementia
  • Treatments
  • Living well
  • Planning ahead 
  • Services for people with dementia
  • Research
  • Alzheimer’s Society support services
  • Other useful organisations
Available versions of the guide

WCYC Case Study Template (WCYC April 2021)

We are working on creating a bank of diverse carers stories which will be used to raise awareness of caring to the wider public, help other carers to feel less isolated in their experiences and be used to build a stronger narrative and understanding of the local caring landscape. 

This template will provide a framework for pulling information together, this will help to keep case studies consistent and quicker to create and process.

Experiences of GP access, Ongoing Treatments and Wellbeing Throughout the Pandemic (Healthwatch South Tees 21 April 2021)

Following text from Healthwatch South Tees:

In October 2020 we launched our GPs, Ongoing Treatments and Wellbeing survey.

We decided to do this following the intelligence we received from our previous lockdown report, our Information and Signposting service and our Community Champions - which all suggested the below issues required more exploration:

Referral form. Carers of loved ones discharged from Roseberry Park (M&S Mind) Stockton Mind Carers Service

Middlesbrough & Stockton Mind and Redcar & Cleveland Mind both provide carers services in their local areas respectively. They have now teamed up to deliver a new project, complimenting their existing offer, supporting those who look after loved ones who are recently discharged from Roseberry Park. Middlesbrough & Stockton Mind are the first point of contact and will pass over any clients who fall within the Redcar and Cleveland area. 

Referral form for new service as well as information for both carers services below.

NEURODEVELOPMENTAL CONDITIONS ‘Unlocking minds and opening doors' (Neuro Key April 2021)

The Neuro Key Open Door series of resources has been developed to acknowledge the challenges of living with a neurological condition that is misunderstood, subject to media-driven or political myths and is neither prevalent nor the focus of publicity campaigns. The following stories are all real-life narratives of experiences of adults with or parent caregivers supporting people with a neurodevelopmental disability. We have adopted fictional names to protect their identities.