NHS Forth Valley along with active involvement of Young Carers and Falkirk Young Carers Befriending Team have developed a resource to enhance the awareness of staff on the valuable role that young carers play in patient care.
Lynn Waddell NHS Forth Valley Equality Manager said ‘This resource truly reflects Person Centred Care, not only in the active involvement of young people in its design but also in enhancing our staffs skills in respecting and valuing the wealth of information that Young Carers can offer.
Who are young carers?
“Young carers are an articulate group of young people who want to be acknowledged, respected and listened to by professionals. This film is a resource that can better support young carers and build positive relationships between health professionals and young carers when accessing services. I am exceptionally proud of what the young carers have achieved and hope it benefits many more across NHS Forth Valley’.