Resources to support social work practice with carers
There are 6.5 million carers in the UK, helping family or friends who need extra support. Social workers give essential advice, information and help to carers. This site was commissioned by the Department of Health and developed by Research in Practice for Adults, in partnership with carers. It provides resources to support social work practice with carers.
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 carers effectively.
Each case study contains a written and audio overview, sample chronology, assessment and support plan, along with information and tools to put learning into practice.
Tools from the case studies are also found in the tools section.
The site was created in 2016 and revised to include additional resources in May 2019.