Resources to support social work practice with carers
There are 6.5 million carers in the UK looking after someone who is older, disabled or unwell, and both the Care Act 2014 and Children and Families Act 2014 (section 96) have placed new expectations on the provision of support for this unpaid workforce.
This site presents five case studies giving an insight into different types of caring responsibilities, some of the common challenges experienced by carers and guidance for working with them effectively. Each case study contains a written and audio overview, sample chronology, assessment and support plan, along with tools and training materials to put learning into practice.
The overarching resources section features an evidence review of social work practice with adults and carers, information on relevant policy and law, general resources and top tips to strengthen social work with carers. There is also a library of tools to support different areas of practice.
This site was commissioned by the Department of Health and developed by Research in Practice for Adults, in partnership with carers. The resources have been mapped against the requirements of the Knowledge and Skills Statement (KSS) and the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF).