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Evidence of what works

Background papers: children :: Child Carers :: Evidence of what works

Early identification of young carers is critical to ensure that the correct support is provided. Options to increase identification of carers may include routinely asking about whether someone is a carer at new registrations and routine health checks, or on repeat prescriptions. Carer support workers may be helpful in providing carers with advice and signposting to relevant agencies.[1]


[1]   Arksey H, Hirst M. Unpaid carers' access to and use of primary care services Primary healthcare research and development 2005; 6: 101-116.