EPiC (Equal Partners in Care) for Fife Council Partner Organisations
The resources available to support the understanding and implementation of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 have been updated.
SSSC, in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland and a wide range of stakeholders, including carers and carer organisations, has created a resource to make sure EPiC is practical and engaging to support the workforce to support carers.
EPiC is for health and social care staff and will help you (and the staff or students you support) to have better conversations and interactions with carers. The aim is to make a positive difference and improve outcomes for carers and the people they care for.
The new resource lends itself to being used in group settings, such as team meetings, as well as on an individual basis.
The one resource is used for all with different sections to be completed depending on your level.
Please complete the relevant module to your role by clicking on the appropriate link below. If you are unsure which level to complete, please discuss this with your line manager.
EPiC Level 1 - Carer Aware
Level 1 - Carer Aware
This level is for all workers (including volunteers) who may come into contact with the public, and therefore carers. This supports the carers strategy vision that "it's everyone's job to identify and support carers."
Level 1 requires you to complete the 'Essentials' section and 'Carer Identification'.
EPiC Level 2 - Caring Together
Level 2 - Caring Together
This level is for all workers who have regular contact with carers and families, or who have a specific role in carer support.
Level 2 requires you to complete ALL Sections
EPiC Level 3 - Caring Counts in the Workplace
Caring Counts in the Workplace (a reflection and planning course for managers and policy makers) is a new version of the original course Caring Counts: a self-reflection and planning course for carers. It has been adapted by The Open University in Scotland for managers and policy makers and is aimed at supporting carers in the workforce. It was developed in collaboration with the Equal Partners in Care project (Scottish Social Services Council and NHS Education for Scotland) and with Carers Scotland.
You should complete Level 2 prior to undertaking this module.
N.B. from the bottom of the introductory page, you will need to sign in or create an account with the Open University in order to access the course.
In this section you will find a number of useful information sheets and strategy documents that will support you in your work with carers.
Click on each title below to open up the document in a new window: