National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)’s guideline aims to assist health and social care staff to help unpaid carers; i.e. people (aged 18 and over) engaged in the unpaid care of someone, older than 16 years, who needs health and social care. The lives of carers can be improved by identifying people who are carers, and providing information / support. Guidance also covers carers’ assessments, practical, emotional and social support / training. The main section headings are:
- Information and Support for Carers.
- Identifying Carers and Assessing Carers’ Needs.
- Helping Carers to Stay in, Enter or Return to Work, Education and Training.
- Social and Community Support for Carers.
- Training to Provide Care and Support.
- Psychological and Emotional Support for Carers.
- Support During Changes to the Caring Role.
- Support During End of Life Care.
Supporting adult carers – NICE guideline (NG150). London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), January 2020.
There is a collection of supporting evidence.
There is an associated online NICE Pathways version.