The ‘Carers Passport’ project will offer support to carers in the pharmacy profession, who give up their time to help friends and relatives living with a debilitating condition, a disability or who may be elderly and living on their own.
Inital setup 6 months then ongoing
Working carers often find it difficult to relay information about their situation to others in the workpalce. Pharmacists in their professional 'helping' role may find it hard to convey that they need time off to look after a loved one, friend or relative. Project ‘Carers Passport’ is a chance to recognise and support the valuable work these individuals do.
The ‘Carers Passport’ will help individuals who have specific caring responsibilities, to be supported in their place of work. It will help carers identify their own needs and help others understand their situation and the impact this additional responsibility can have on their worklife.
To support carers in within the pharmacy profession
Activities» To create a Carers Passport for the pharmacy profession, which will be there to help employers support the wellbeing of their staff
Success will be measured by the feedback we receive from carers within the pharmacy profession in the aftermath of our campaign.
The ‘Carers Passport’ will ultimately be there to help employers support the wellbeing of their staff and help ease the burden and stresses of carers within the pharmacy proffession in juggling work commitments with the needs of a loved one.
We know through enquiries to our helpline that there is more pressure on pharmacists to work longer hours, meet targets, manage budgets and deal with government cuts. The main risk is that employers wont engage with the Carers Passport. By communicating and working with pharmacies we hope that they will come onboard with the project and therefore reduce the risk.
We will utilize our website and monthly e-newletter, provide case studies, use social media, emails, annual review and newsletters. We will evaluate the project and provide a report to all supporters.
Budget - Project Cost: £6,800Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £3,000 Design & Print Design & Printing of Carers Passport £1,500 Admin Admin of the project £1,600 Distribution Outsourced mail service £700 Website Additional information pages on website
Pharmacist Support is an independent charity supporting pharmacists and their families, former pharmacists, students of pharmacy and pre-registration trainees facing difficult challenges in life across Great Britain. This project will be accessible to all pharmacies and pharmacists who are currently on or not on the register.
Pharmacists and their families, students of pharmacy, pre-registration trainees, small community pharmacies and larger pharmacies across Great Britain.
Pharmacist Support is the only independent charity working for pharmacists and their families, former pharmacists and pharmacy students to provide help and support in times of need in Great Britain. Our sole aim is to relieve poverty and financial hardship for pharmacists, former pharmacists and their families and students of pharmacy, and to provide effective support and information to promote a positive existence.
Read more about the Charity running this project.