What can we offer?

Whether physical or emotional or mental health problem, to create the best 24-hr/365 care possible, all carers – professionals and family – working together to develop coordinated support is much more likely to be effective for a troubled individual.

No matter how loving and well intentioned, especially when working without relevant and appropriate information and often lacking adequate resources, family and other informal home carers can struggle to provide support.

In trying to build the most effective and coordinated care, sadly there are no magic wands.  Professional and family carers can all play important though different support roles as part of a whole support structure.  (Some professionals also become family carers when illness strikes their own family.)

What can workingtogethercare.com offer professionals – e.g. Social Workers; Psychiatrists; Community Nurses; Mental Health Workers; Special Needs teachers?

What can workingtogethercare.com offer family carers?

Professionals – Social Workers, Psychiatrists, Community Nurses, Mental Health Workers, Special Needs teachers –

We can offer…

  • opportunities for discussion with others coping in similar circumstances;
  • ideas and suggestions for finding information and resources in your own practice, as well as ideas and suggestions to help family carers offer best support;
  • thought provoking articles on topics relevant to your professional practice;
  • insight …into the support needs of your patients/clients in their daily lives outside a clinical  therapeutic venue;
  • insight …into the resource needs of family and other informal carers;
  • support through the problems, pain and pleasures of supporting people whose conditions involve ‘challenging behaviour’;
  • a range of training materials to help in your work e.g. Working Introductions; How to Chair a Meeting, Definitions of Confidentiality; What Families Need; How to Talk to Families.
  • a wealth of experience – professional, personal, from telephone support work – in caring for vulnerable and troubled people.

How do I find what I want?
Use the Search box at the top-right of every page of the site.
OR ….
Keep an open mind – explore a range of titles…

And if I can’t find what I want?
Please contact the wtc team and suggest a new topic for interesting articles!

What can we offer…?
Family and Informal Carers supporting an individual with a condition involving ‘challenging behaviour’ – e.g. autism, Aspergers Syndrome, ADHD, eating disorders, OCD, alcohol and other addictive/compulsive disorders –   

We can offer…

  • opportunities for discussion with others coping in similar circumstances;
  • ideas and suggestions for finding relevant information and resources in your own situation, as well as practical suggestions e.g. how offer relevant information to treating professionals;
  • thought provoking articles on topics relevant to your own situation;
  • insight …into the extra support your family member or client may need to help them in their daily lives;
  • insight …into the resources and survival needs of family and other informal carers to enable them to continue offering that crucial extra support;
  • support through the problems and pain – and pleasures – of supporting a family member whose condition involves ‘challenging behaviour’;
  • a range of ‘How To…’ articles e.g. How to Give Information; Starting a Group; Young Carers
  • a wealth of experience – professional, personal and through working on telephone support lines – in caring for vulnerable and troubled people.

How do I find what I want?
Use the Search box at the top-right of every page of the site – simply type into the Search box the topics you’d like to read more about.

And if I can’t find what I want?
Please contact the wtc team and suggest a new topic for interesting articles!