Dundee Carers Partnership
Dundee Carers Partnership are a multi- agency partnership group including Carers and representatives of Carers; Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership; NHS Tayside; Dundee Carers Centre; Dundee Community Planning Partnerships; Public Protection; Dundee City Council Children and Families and Neighbourhood Services (Adult Learning and Housing); and Alcohol and Drug Partnership; Penumbra; Cairn Fowk; Dundee Voluntary Action; Leisure and Culture (Dundee).
The Carers Partnership leads on the strategic planning, development and provision of services for Carers of all ages. In doing so, the group ensures that we are meeting our vision and outcomes, evidence any reasons why we are not and consider any strategic matters arising which affect carers outcomes.
We have developed a strategic plan (A Caring Dundee 2017-2020) which is based on consultation and engagement and sets out our priorities and how we will achieve our vision and strategic outcomes. Our performance, progress against the actions in the plan and use of resources is reviewed at each meeting and the plan will be updated throughout the 3 years to ensure it remains relevant.
Dundee Multi-Agency Guidance Toolkit
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.
Dundee HSCP Locality Manager, Chair of Dundee Carers Partnership, Alexis Chappell, 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.