2gether NHS Foundation Trust (²gether) has worked with carers throughout the Trust to develop our new Carers Charter.
The Charter recognises and values the important work of family and friends caring for people who use our services. It is our pledge to how we will work together to help make life better.
Christine Greathead has been crucial in helping the Trust develop the Charter. She said: “My involvement with the drafting of the Carers Charter has been very close to my heart. From personal experience, my family and I know all too well how vital the care of a loved one with mental illness is to their recovery.”
Carers are family, friends, young or old and play a significant and important role within our communities in helping people in their recovery and general wellbeing.
Christine continued “The launch of The Carers Charter is the first step in acknowledging the role of Carers. It establishes important principles for guiding clinicians as they work with family and friends of the patients they are treating.”
Dr. Jane Melton, Clinical Director at ²gether said: “It was essential that our Carers Charter was developed with the input and advice of carers. This has helped make sure that our pledge to each other truly reflects and values both the needs of our carers and the important work we do for and with the people who use our services.
Launching today (10 October) on World Mental Health Day, the Charter is based on our core values that represent our commitment to the people we serve:
Seeing from a service user perspective Excelling and improving Responsive Valuing and respectful Inclusive, open and honest Can do Efficient, effective, economic and equitable
The Charter was officially launched by Baroness Rennie Fritchie, Chair of ²gether, Shaun Clee, Chief Executive and Christine Greathead.
To view the Carers Charter please click here.