This intervention is about ensuring that carers have support throughout the caring journey and especially at times of change and transition such as different life stages and when they wish to or need to stop caring. Every experience of caring is unique - with a beginning, a middle and an end - and each carer may want or need support at different points along the way.
Related practice examples:
Depending on the needs and wishes of local carers, the methods for delivering Changes and Transitions can include:
- support during the transition into caring
- support when the person who receives care goes through a transition, such as becoming an adult
- support for young carers transitioning into adulthood
- future planning for older carers
- support after bereavement and the end of the caring role.
This is not a prescriptive list of the services required for each area, but the practice examples can be used to inspire ideas about creative and inventive ways to meet the outcomes of the National Carers’ Strategy
Following the links above will give you a brief outline of each project or service, as well as detailed information and advice about the practicalities of developing and running a similar service.