Supporting carers across Scotland this Carers Week 08 June 2022 Did you know that this week (6-12 June) is Carers Week? Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlighting the challenges carers face as well as recognising the contribution they make to families and communities across the country. This year's theme is 'Make caring visible, valued and supported'. At Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, we know just how important carers are in helping people with our conditions live their lives to the full. We're here to support not just people who have chest, heart and stroke conditions, but also their families and carers who do an incredible job of helping them to recover at home. We have a range of useful resources to support carers and provide them with the information and tools they need to help people with chest, heart and stroke conditions. Stroke 4 Carers Stroke 4 Carers is an online learning resource which provides advice, support and information for unpaid carers who are supporting someone who is recovering after a stroke. The topics cover everything from understanding what a stroke is, to practical advice on how to communicate effectively, how to access medical care and what kind of benefits are available. Visit the Stroke 4 Carers website here: stroke4carers.org Resources Hub The Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland Resources Hub includes lots of free, easy-to-read guides which provide information to help you understand chest, heart or stroke conditions, manage symptoms and help people to live well at home. PDF versions of our booklets and guides can be downloaded straight from our website. Alternatively, use the online order form to order a printed copy of many of the resources listed. Most publications can be ordered free of charge in Scotland. Visit the Resources Hub here: chss.org.uk/resources-hub Tailored Talks Created in collaboration with Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, Pogo Digital Healthcare and NHS Lothian, Tailored Talks is an innovative new platform which provides information and support for stroke survivors, as well as their carers. The platform allows tailored information to be shared with each person, ensuring the advice they receive is relevant to them and easy to understand. If you, or someone you know, would benefit from using Tailored Talks, please get in touch with our Advice Line for a referral. Visit the Tailored Talks website here: pogodigitalhealth.com Self-Management Websites We have collaborated with the University of Edinburgh to create three websites to help people self-manage their conditions at home, and provide additional support and information for carers of people with chest, heart and stroke conditions. The websites are: Life After Cardiac Arrest - lifeaftercardiacarrest.org My Lungs My Life - mylungsmylife.org Self Help 4 Stroke - selfhelp4stroke.org To find out more information about any of these resources, or if you have any questions about our Health Information publications, please get in touch by emailing email@example.com.