We are committed to working in partnership with the families and carers of people who use our services, and to involving them in all aspects of these services. As an organisation, we recognise a broad definition of the terms ‘carer’ and ‘family’, which includes anyone who is the important person in the lives of people who use our services. We are committed to increasing the provision of family and carer information.
For all carers in Guy's and St Thomas' to feel recognised, valued, included and respected as expert care partners at the heart of decision making of the person they care for. By enabling carers to access information services and support they require we hope to enable carers to make positive choices in their caring role and in their quality of life
This underpins our Trust values:
- Put patients first
- Take pride in what we do
- Respect others
- Strive to be the best
- Act with integrity
Please find below a list of documents and websites that you may find useful.
The Caring with Carers course (PDF 169Kb) is your opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence to make a positive difference to your life and that of the family member or friend you care for.
The course is open to people who care unpaid for a friend or family member over the age of 18 who, uses Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital services or live in boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth.
Refreshments and Lunch will be provided and travel and carers costs reimbursed subject to qualifying criteria.
For more information, please see the Caring with Carers course frequently asked questions (PDF 340Kb).