What is Carer’s Week?
Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and to recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support Carers Week takes place each year in June. The theme for Carers Week 2021 is ‘Making Caring Visible and Valued‘. As part of Carers Week the Trust has pledged to make caring visible and valued. Several of our services have also made their own pledges, which you can find more about on this page. If you want to join us in the planning of 2022 Carers Week please get in touch by email or call 0800 052 1415.
We will make caring visible and valued by working with carers to share information and stories through our website and other media and to work with staff so they can get carers the information and support they need.
– Nottinghamshire Healthcare’s Carer’s Week Pledge for 2021
Carers Week 2021 – Nottinghamshire Healthcare Pledges
Nottinghamshire Healthcare pledges made during Carers Week 2020
Wathwood Hospital – What we did in 2020. We helped carers to recognise the need to look after their own wellbeing offering support via our Carer Leads and Links and the Social Work Team. We sent out a booklet to our carers on ‘how to look after yourself‘ and how to cope with COVID. We developed, produced and circulated up to date information for carers, friends and family. During 2020/2021, we gained consent from carers to send them information by text and email to keep them up to date. We gathered feedback from carers about how we support them as well as their loved one and continue to do our carers satisfaction survey every two years. We involve carers in care planning and CPA’s (Care-Programme-Approach) plus reintroducing our carers feedback for CPA’s.
Arnold Lodge – What we did in 2020 – We created a carers e-mail inbox to share our service wide updates. Anything relating to patients we continue to share via the Social Work team and by telephone and letters.