NHS England and its partners have developed a toolkit to help health and social care organisations work together in identifying, assessing and supporting the wellbeing of carers and their families.

This toolkit covers new duties on NHS organisations brought about by the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014, and includes numerous examples of positive practice that are already making a difference to Carers and their families.

The toolkit also includes a template Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) that local partners can use to help them work together in supporting Carers of all ages and their families.

For an overview of how NHS England hope the integrated approach will make a difference to Carers and their families, let’s spend a day in the life of Paul, as he seeks to balance his own health and wellbeing, work, and a social life, with his caring commitments.

Download the toolkit (pdf)

Download an Easy Read document "Working together to support carers" (pdf)

Requesting a Parent Carer Needs Assessment

Find out about your rights to a Parent Carer Needs Assessment (PCNA) (opens a page on this website)