Triangle of Care
The Triangle of Care is a national initiative led by the Carers’ Trust.
The triangle refers to the three way partnership between patient, carer and staff – which is different to the ‘traditional’ two-way model of patient and staff. We believe that the carer (which might be a husband or wife, child, partner or other family member) is a crucial partner when we are looking after a patient and getting them better. Working in partnership and listening to carers helps us better look after our patients.
Somerset Partnership has been involved with the Triangle of Care project since it started. The Trust has signed up to the Triangle of Care accreditation scheme which means that we have committed ourselves to involving carers and families in all our services.
We have developed our Carers’ Charter to make sure that all staff, patients and carers understand that we are committed to listening to carers and involving them in the loved ones care. This means involving carers by telling them what we can about their loved one’s condition and supporting carers by making sure they know important things such as when their loved one is being discharged and key things that are happening to them.
For more information:
- For more information about the Triangle of Care programme, see the Mental Health and the Triangle of Care website.
- For more information for professionals on how to work with carers of people with dementia please click here to download "Dementia: workers and carers together".