Carers Lanyard: Three months after the launch, how has the carer lanyard helped unpaid carers feel more visible and supported in health and care settings?
Healthwatch Kirklees worked with the following local partner organisations to help launch the carer lanyard for unpaid carers – Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, South West Yorkshire NHS Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Locala, Kirklees Council, Carers Count, Carers Wakefield & District, Curo Health and My Health Huddersfield.
Kirklees has been used as a pilot area for the launch of the lanyard in the hope that the pilot would be extended to other local areas across West Yorkshire and nationally.
The report gives feedback from carers in health andcare settings since the launch, describing how people have responded while they wear the lanyard; it has helped them feel recognised, supported and for the importance of their role to be appreciated. Feedback is also from professionals in health and care settings, sharing how they feel the lanyard has worked so far.
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