New resources published for Welsh social care workers when assessing carers’ needs
Social Care Wales has published a new set of resources to support social care practitioners with assessing carers’ support needs.
The resources will help practitioners carry out high quality assessments for carers, and will guide them as they work with carers and families to find out what matters to them and how they can achieve their personal outcomes.
The set of resources include:
- a training manual
- a training presentation
- a self-training workbook for practitioners
- a toolkit for practitioners.
The resources have been developed by the Institute of Public Care at Oxford Brookes University to help practitioners meet their requirements towards carers under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.
The Act states all carers have a right to an assessment where it appears they may need support. This assessment must consider the outcomes the carer wants to achieve, which is why it’s important practitioners have a conversation with carers as soon as they start working with them to find out what matters to them.