NSFT has been awarded Caring Together’s Carer Friendly Tick Award – Employers, in recognition of their work to identify and support staff who are carers.
Howard Tidman, Carers Champion said: “Unpaid carers play such an important role and make a massive difference every single day, so it is vital we look after them and offer them support where we can.”
Andy McGowan, head of carer services at Caring Together, said, “With three in five of us likely to be a carer at some stage in our lives we are seeing more and more organisations in our communities recognising the importance of identifying and supporting carers of all ages.
“We are very pleased to see Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust having their work to identify and support carers who look after a family member or friend, now recognised by the Carer Friendly Tick Award. We want to congratulate them on this and to thank them for the work that they are doing which makes a real difference to carers.”
Caring Together works to help raise the awareness of carers awareness in the community with health, social care and education professionals, and employers.
The Carer Friendly Tick Award was originally developed for education by young carers from Caring Together’s Norfolk Young Carers Forum (NYCF) project. The success of this meant the awards have been rolled out across Norfolk, Peterborough and Cambridgeshire to now include community, health and employer awards.
These recognise the valuable work done in identifying and supporting carers carried out by each type of organisation.
For more information about the Carer Friendly Tick Award please visit caringtogether.org/carer-friendly-tick