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Welcome

Welcome to this special families and carers edition of

Look Ahead. This month, we would like to introduce you to

the Trust's new Family and Carer Strategy. The strategy

recognises the important contribution made by families

and carers in supporting our service users.

Our Carer Governors share their

support for the strategy

We are very pleased to support and

endorse the new Family and Carer

Strategy 2019-2022. We have moved

forward since the last strategy was

published in 2012, but there is still a

lot to do and, as governors, we will

play an active part in supporting the

Trust to move the agenda forward.

We are happy to see that this

strategy shows clearly how, as a Trust,

we are working with our families and

carers. It highlights the opportunities

for engagement that are available at all

stages of the care journey and sets out

clear and realistic objectives that we

can evaluate to check progress.

We look forward to working with

the Trust as it builds on the work that

has already been done to include

our families and carers as partners

for the benefi t of the people we care for

and support.

Issue 34 - September 2019

A message from our Medical

Director and Director of Nursing

On behalf of the Executive Team we

fully endorse our new Family and

Carer Strategy 2019-2022 and are

committed to its implementation.

The involvement of, and support for,

families and carers is a fundamental

part of our service delivery.

We recognise the vital role they

play in supporting people living with

mental ill health. The involvement and

engagement of families and carers can

signifi cantly improve our service users'

chances of recovery.

We are proud of the work that has

been undertaken, but we know that

we still have more to do to ensure that

the families and carers of our service

users are always properly supported and

involved. By placing the voice of families,

carers and service users at the heart of our care, we can

ensure that we are meeting the needs of all those we serve.

We look forward to seeing this strategy support us all to

work with our families and carers in an exemplary way.

The Family and Carer Strategy:

Five principles

1. Identifying and recognising family and carers.

2. Improving the involvement of families and carers.

3. Supporting families and carers.

4. Sharing and providing information.

5. Working in partnership with families and carers.

stages of the care journey and sets out

Anthony Brookes, Carer Governor

support for the strategy

We are very pleased to support and

endorse the new Family and Carer

Strategy 2019-2022. We have moved

forward since the last strategy was

published in 2012, but there is still a

lot to do and, as governors, we will

Maureen Johnson, Carer Governor

stages of the care journey and sets out

clear and realistic objectives that we

stages of the care journey and sets out

y

Natasha Day, Carer Governor

Director and Director of Nursing

mental ill health. The involvement and

engagement of families and carers can

Hilary Grant, Executive Medical Directorusers are always properly supported and

engagement of families and carers can

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Sue Hartley, Executive Director of Nursing2. Improving the involvement of families and carers.

4. Sharing and providing information.

5. Working in partnership with families and carers.

has already been done to include

our families and carers as partners

for the benefi t of the people we care for

and support.

for the benefi t of the people we care for

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