Events


Past Events

  • The last webinar for all local authorities in England was on Friday, 18 March from 13:00-14:00, on Impact measurement tools and demonstrating outcomes. 
  • The Making a step change team  supported the Young Carers and Health event in London on 31 March.

2 march event

Our last Making a step change conference was on 2 March 2016 Delegates had the exciting opportunity to:

  • Learn about current updates on the new duties outlined in the Care Act 2014 and Children and Families Act 2014 for young carers and their families.
  • Hear from the Local Authority Trailblazers about their models of collaborative whole system, whole council, whole family approaches.
  • Share learning about the challenges and discuss potential solutions for the implementation of both Acts.
  • Attend workshops around the themes of identification, assessment and support.
  • Explore examples of good practice for the identification and assessment of young carers.
  • Gain access to new resources built from the project’s key learnings.
  • Visit the marketplace featuring displays and resources from some of the leading organisations supporting young carers.

Read the conference agenda. Download the conference slides.

  • Young Carers Awareness Day was 28 January! Visit the Carers Trust website for more information on how young carers got involved in spreading awareness.
  • The most recent webinar for all local authorities in England was on Tuesday, 19 January at 11:00am, on Supporting young carers and their families: Joint working with health services.
  • The first open webinar for all local authorities in England was on Monday, 7 December at 11:00am, covering Referral pathways – from identification through assessment to support.
  • The Making a step change team attended the ADASS SouthEast Carers’ Workshop in London on 2 November, 2015.
  • The Making a step change team attended the National Children and Adult Services Conference in Bournemouth 14-16 October, 2015.

The Making a step change team organised 2 free events (London on 28 July 2015 and Manchester on 9 September 2015) for commissioners, managers and practitioners across Adult Services and Children’s Services including Health, Education, Housing and the voluntary sector and provided attendees with the opportunity to:

  • Understand the new duties outlined in the Care Act 2014 and Children and Families Act 2014 for young carers and their families and explore challenges and opportunities.
  • Learn about a range of resources that have been developed to support local authorities to implement the new laws
  • Hear from local authorities about emerging models to improve provision and practice and whole family approaches.
  • Learn more, about Making a step change: Putting it into practice, how to engage with it and how to access the learning and resources from the project.
  • Explore how to develop collaborative, whole family approaches to supporting young carers and their families, including identification and assessment.
  • Access models and tools to improve provision and practice between schools and local authorities to identify and support young carers

tools - press release
Press Release

• Press release for local authorities attending the Making a step change conference in Manchester on 9th September, for media interest.

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