We all meet and work with carers every day. By carers we mean people who provide unpaid care to another person – they are the family, friends, partners and neighbours of the people you provide services to. Here you will find Equal Partners in Care and associated resources designed to support learning that enables health and social care staff to identify, support and work with carers as equal partners.

Resources
  • Equal Partners in Care (EPiC) is a learning resource for health and social care staff which will help you (and the staff or students you support) to have better conversations and interactions with carers. The aim is to make a positive difference...

  • This guide is supplementary to Equal Partners in Care (EPiC) and should be used alongside it. It provides a structured approach to support individuals and teams to identify the sections, pages and activities of EPiC that are most relevant to their...

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Carer involvement in hospital discharge: Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 The aim of this resource is to help make staff aware of their responsibilities in ensuring NHS boards meet the duty to involve carers in the discharge of the cared for person from hospital. This duty is set out in Part 4, section 28 of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016. This duty relates to unpaid carers who provide practical, physical and emotional support to family and friends.

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Videos

Animation: Equal Partners in Care - Caring for Carers

This short animation will help health and social care staff recognise and reflect on opportunities they have to recognise and support unpaid carers – the essential first step to working alongside carers as equal partners in care.
 

Webinar: Caring for Young Carers

This recorded webinar provides an introduction to young carers and highlights ways in which health and social care staff can identify and support them.
 

Webinar: Carers: Recognition and Rights. Your contribution matters

This recorded webinar provides an introduction to conversations with carers and to their rights under the Carers (Scotland) 2016.