How Services Have Adapted to Lockdown Across South Tees (Healthwatch South Tees 2020)

The Healthwatch South Tees report shares details about how flexible and responsive services have been, adapting to the restrictions and changes within the community.

"We celebrate the remarkable determination and willingness that services have shown to ensure the public are still cared for, including those with existing needs and those impacted by COVID-19, to reduce new and existing health inequalities."

Kinship Care Week

Kinship Care Week is a national week to to celebrate kinship families, raise awareness of the role of kinship carers and say a big, public THANK YOU!

Grandparents Plus will be sharing information and activities across the week on Facebook and Twitter

We have produced a range of designed posts and pulled together some useful information that you can use and share during the week. 

Supporting Working Carers in Covid-19 (Carers UK 2020)

The latest report from Carers UK on supporting working carers during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

'With an additional 2.8 million workers1 having taken on caring responsibilities in a matter of weeks since the outbreak of COVID-19, supporting carers in the workplace has never been so urgent. This year swathes of people – most in their 40s and 50s and in employment – have started caring unpaid for family members and friends who would otherwise manage on their own, but are now vulnerable to COVID-19.'

The Common Core Principles For Working With Carers (Skills for Care 2012)

Skills for Care helps create a well-led, skilled and valued adult social care workforce. They are a trusted independent charity, working as a delivery partner for the Department of Health and Social Care. 

The common core principles for working with carers describe the behaviours carers would like to see when professionals are working with them. They provide a base for good practice and training for care staff.