The Carers Collaborative is a group for carer representatives on the Integration Joint Boards in Scotland. This group meets four times a year and seeks to:
The Carers Collaborative have produced a series of reports based on their experiences as IJB Carer Representatives. The reports identify evidence of effective carer involvement (using the Coalition Equal and Expert best practice standards for carer engagement as a benchmark) and also set out recommendations to enhance future carer involvement on IJBs.
This report aims to provide an honest and accurate picture of carer involvement in IJBs in 2016. It acknowledges that sometimes there is a gap between good intentions and good practice. But it offers positive and constructive insights in order to help to improve carers’ involvement in IJBs.
This follow up report is an update on the 2017 edition and is based on a further year’s research with IJB Carer Representatives. It looks at existing evidence of carer involvement and presents some new resources to improve carer representation at a local level.
This report focuses on carer involvement, reflecting on progress against the Equal, Expert and Valued report recommendations from 2017 and 2018.
This the fourth report from the Carers Collaborative, and focuses on the support for IJB carer representatives during the pandemic.
The Carers Collaborative have produced a number of resources and templates which IJBs can use and adapt to better support carer involvement and representation on their Boards.
This document summarises the requirements for the role from both the Carers and the IJB’s perspective. It is supported by a detailed appendix which specifies more role details, additional skills and resources required to fulfil the role effectively, and suggestions for tailoring the role description to local circumstances.
This template can be used and adapted for unpaid carer representatives and their deputies on Integration Joint Boards (IJBs) and associated sub-groups. (It can also be used for other unpaid representatives on IJBs, such as service users.)
This paper sets out the case for partnerships to include and involve carers in Equality Impact Assessments. It is intended for Health and Social Care Partnerships and other listed authorities who have a legal duty to prepare Equality Impact Assessments.