Thursday, 17 December 2020
We are very proud to announce that following a detailed interview and scrutiny process of SWLSTG’s performance and work to date as part around our carers agenda, we have been awarded the prestigious Stage 2 Triangle of Care Membership Scheme.
Following a peer review event, we became a 2 star Trust, one of only 20 Mental Health Trusts across the UK who have been given this award.
What is Triangle of Care?
The Triangle of Care membership scheme was developed by The Carers Trust and carers themselves. The ‘Triangle of Care’ is a working collaboration, or “therapeutic alliance” between the service user, professional and carer that promotes safety, supports recovery and sustains well-being. The Triangle of Care was initially developed to improve mental health acute services by adopting six principles. It is widely accepted that these key principles can be applied to all service areas.
What are the standards?
The six principles are:
What initiatives have we put in place to improve our work with carers ?
Over that last 18 months, we have been working on many initiatives to improve the way we work with our Carers and as a result improve the experience of the individuals who access our services . There is a Triangle of Care Task and Finish Group that has addressed many of the issues across our services:
If you wish to get involved or find out more please contact Involvement@SWLSTG.nhs.uk