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