Triangle of Care leads to Parliament

Trust Carer Lead Anna Chan and carer Alan Cork outside the Houses of Parliament.

Trust Carer Lead Anna Chan and carer Alan Cork visited the House of Commons (pictured outside) on 28 July for the launch of a new national publication they helped produce.

The Triangle of Care is a guide for staff working in mental health services to promote the inclusion of carers in care-planning, decision making and the treatment of people with a mental illness.

Following the launch Anna said: "It was an interesting experience for both Alan and I to be involved in the making of the DVD.  We were both pleasantly surprised to be invited to the launch reception at the House of Commons.  It was attended by around 60 people who represented different NHS trusts and carers centres from all over England."

Paul Rooney, the National Acute Care Programme Lead explained its purpose: “The guide is not about how to be nice to carers. It is about how to work with carers to achieve the best outcome for both the service users and the carers.”      

Trust carers publications are listed as good examples. The ‘Carers Included’ film which accompanies the guide includes interviews with Anna, Alan and other Oxleas carers.

To find out more go to http://www.acutecareprogramme.org.uk/

Published on 25th August 2010