Involving Carers & Families

We’ve created a newsletter to help keep carers updated and have moved some meetings online or to a teleconference. To find out the latest, please look at our update page.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare works in partnership with Trust staff and carers. By listening to and involving carers, we can provide better care for our patients and service users.

The Triangle of Care

The Triangle of Care is a therapeutic alliance between service user, staff and carer that promotes safety, supports recovery and sustains wellbeing. 

Our Involvement Experience and Volunteering Strategy  sets out how we will ensure that we involve carers, families, friends and siblings and how we will listen to (and act upon) their views by working  to the six standards of The Triangle of Care

In March 2019 the Trust won a Patient Experience Network National Award for our work to involve and support carers in the ‘Support for Caregivers, Friends and Family category. You can find out more here.  

Carers Connect Network

The Carers Connect Network provides a forum for carers and staff to discuss and influence the progress of the Involvement, Experience and Volunteering strategy and The Triangle of Care. It provides an opportunity to share good practice and to report on progress and areas of improvement or concern to the Trust.

To keep you up to date with the latest news the Carers Connect Network are meeting online every month using Microsoft Teams.  If  you want to join in or become part of this group contact:

If you think you can make a difference come and join us. Email us to find out more.

Carers and confidentiality

We think that it is important to work closely with carers and share information, in order to help in the care and treatment of our service users and patients. To find out more, read our guide to carers and confidentiality.

Family & Volunteer Support Service, Rampton

Rampton Hospital has its own team that provides advice and support to any family member, friend, carer or volunteer befriender of patients at Rampton Hospital.

Take a look at their dedicated pages on the main Nottinghamshire Healthcare website that have more specialised information and resources.

Nottinghamshire Carers Hub

Carers Trust East Midlands | Nottinghamshire Hub

Nottinghamshire Carers Hub have created a Carers Emergency Plan to help support the person you care for in the event of an emergency situation involving yourself.

Carers Message – Do you look after someone who would struggle to cope without your support? How to get help for you

Carers Trust East Midlands – Carers Trust East Midlands Carers Services support over 800 family carers and the people they care for across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.  

See some of our Nottinghamshire Healthcare pledges made during Carers Week 2020

Nottinghamshire Healthcare Pledge

Adult Mental Health Services

Wathwood Hospital

Arnold Lodge

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP)

Community Adult Services Nottingham West

Employers for Carers – Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are members of this scheme. The Carer Confident Benchmarking Scheme helps employers to build a supportive and inclusive workplace for staff who are, or will become, carers and to make the most of the talents that carers can bring to the workplace.

For more information on Carers, including Support Groups and Training, visit Nottinghamshire Healthcare’s dedicated Family & Carer pages. For staff carers please look on our Connect Intranet pages for information on Employers for Carers

Latest Carer Blogs

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