Supporting adult carers | NICE guideline [NG150] | Published January 2020
This guideline covers support for adults (aged 18 and over) who provide unpaid care for anyone aged 16 or over with health or social care needs. It aims to improve the lives of carers by helping health and social care practitioners identify people who are caring for someone and give them the right information and support. It covers carers’ assessments, practical, emotional and social support and training, and support for carers providing end of life care.
This guideline covers general principles that apply to all adult carers. Recommendations about supporting carers of people with specific health needs can be found in NICE guidance on those conditions.
This guideline includes recommendations on:
- information and support for carers
- identifying carers and assessing their needs
- helping carers stay in, enter or return to work, education and training
- social and community support for carers
- training to provide care and support
- psychological and emotional support for carers
- support during changes to the caring role and during end of life care