The NHS trust which provides mental health and learning disability services in Lincolnshire has been reaccredited by the Carers Trust ‘Triangle of Care’ programme for their work with families and carers.
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) has retained its two-star status, the highest level of accreditation that can be obtained through the programme
Developed by the Carers Trust, the Triangle of Care programme asks NHS mental health trusts to make a commitment to change the way they communicate with and include carers in decisions about the person they are supporting.
Donna Bradford, Service Manager for Carers and Relatives at LPFT, said: “I am delighted that the Trust continues to receive national recognition for the progress we have made and continue to make in improving how we involve carers and relatives”.
“I’d like to thank all teams for their hard work in helping us continue to meet the Triangle of Care standards. Carers play such a big part in many of our patients’ care so it is important that this role is recognised and we support carers as individuals to safely and effectively continue their support.
“Despite being reaccredited the work does not stop here, we will continue to ensure carers are appropriately involved and develop further information and opportunities,”
According to figures released by Carers UK, 3 in 5 adults have a caring responsibility, which equates to 9 million people.
To find out more about the Triangle of Care programme, go to www.carers.org.