December Carer News Updates 2022

Latest carer and mental health news for December by carer activist and author Matthew McKenzie

December 2022 Carer and Mental Health news <- read more news items here

For the December edition on caring and mental health we have

HSJ Awards 2022 Winners – System Led Support for Carers Award – Video speech of Northamptonshire Carers who won the System Led Support for Carers at HSJ Awards 2022

Caring Together Virtual Carers Conference 2022 – Part 4 of Caring Together’s conference which focuses on Young Carers

Peers call for Government action on adult social care amid claims that principles of Care Act 2014 “not realised in practice” – House of Lords select committee has challenged the Government to introduce urgent reforms in adult social care

Experience of care – NHS England – Experience of Care updates from NHS England.

“We just sit in the house and freeze” – fear and friendship at the warm bank – Liverpool Carer’s Centre  – Liverpool Carer’s Centre acting as a warm bank for unpaid carers

Unpaid carers: The mental health crisis – ONS reveals that a third of unpaid carers are experiencing depressive symptoms.

Coming out of hospital checklist – This will be useful for my carer stalls at hospitals. This helpful checklist on what should happen before the person is discharged into someone’s care.

Young Carers and Young Adult Carers Survey 2022  – This survey is for young carers, so please spread the word.

Services must adopt anti-racist and holistic models of care to reduce ethnic inequalities in mental healthcare – The experiences of people from ethnic minority groups with NHS mental healthcare are being seriously undermined by failures.

The Legal Implications of the Debate Over Whether ‘Extreme Racism’ Is a Mental Illness – Interesting and important news story looking into defining racism.

Holiday greetings from Health & Care Professions Council – Happy Holidays from the HCPC.

NHS in London expands mental health crisis services this winter – NHS in London is set to boost mental health support for people in crisis to ease demand and pressure on emergency services this winter