Dundee Carers Partnership are pleased to announce the launch of their Information Toolkit. The Toolkit contains Multi-Agency Guidance and information relating to implementing the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 in Dundee. This resource has been developed through Dundee Carers Partnership in response to requests from the workforce for easy to access information to allow them to support carers in Dundee. This resource will assist practitioners working with carers in the city and will support the delivery of the local Strategic Plan ‘A Caring Dundee 2017-2020’ across all our local communities.
Across the city throughout Health and Social Care, and other services that support people in local communities, the workforce are keen to help carers to manage their caring role in good health and to have a fulfilling life of their own. This Toolkit equips them to do that.
As well offering information for practitioners to have a better understanding of the rights of carers of all ages and the legal duties contained within the Carers (Scotland) Act the toolkit provides information on identifying, supporting and involving carers in the planning of services and supports.
The toolkit contains links to legislation, factsheets and other useful resources to signpost professionals to key information to support their work with carers.
The Information Toolkit will contribute to the successful multi-agency work in Dundee but is not the only source of information and advice Dundee Carers Centre and others will continue to offer a direct service for information, advice and support to carers on behalf the Carers Partnership.
Although the toolkit is intended for the workforce and volunteers across the city it will also be directly available to carers and the people they support through the Carers of Dundee website.
Dundee HSCP Locality Manager, Alexis Chappell Chair of Dundee Carers Partnership, said:
“This toolkit makes information about supporting carers accessible to everyone who needs it. The style and format makes it a "go-to" resource for a range of professionals working across Dundee city."