This category concerns programmes focussing on Caregivers, Friends, and Family needs – emotional, physical, educational, and spiritual. The Case Studies put forward show that Carers, Friends and Families provide a huge resource that is often overlooked, which can leave them feeling unrecognised and dejected and can have a phenomenal effect on the experience of care.

If you have some examples of how you have improved your support for caregivers, friends or family, then this is the category for you.  What better way to acknowledge the great work of your team, share your successful practice and gain recognition for the superb initiatives you have implemented?

Potential participants could involve all providers of care, including but not limited to:
3rd Party Organisations

Voluntary Sector
Support Groups
Care Homes
Social Care

PENNA 20-21 – Support for Caregivers, Friends and Family Winner, Runner Up & Finalists

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Bereavement Support Service RUNNER UP
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust LPT Mental Health and Wellbeing Workbook
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) MFT’s Virtual Visiting Service
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust Christmas isn’t cancelled – Supporting patients and families with virtual Christmas activities and entertainment
University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust Shifting the focus of a hospital based carer support service and gaining new insights into making a difference to carers
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust The Clinical Helpline – Using digital healthcare records to communicate effectively with relatives / carers to enhance patient experience and safety in hospital. WINNER

PENNA 2019 – Support for Caregivers, Friends and Family Winner, Runner Up & Finalists

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust `Butterfly Cornwall` A Scheme to Enhance End of Life Care for Patients and their Loved Ones WINNER
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South West Neonatal Network A Stay in Neonatal Care – An Animated Guide to your Role as Parents and What to Expect RUNNER UP
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The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Hospital Based Carer Support Download Slides
University Hospital Plymouth NHS Trust KMC – Parental Accommodation Download Slides
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust Family, Carers and Friends Charter Download Slides

PENNA 2018 – Support for Caregivers, Friends and Family Winner, Runner Up & Finalists

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Building a Carer Friendly Organisation WINNER
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Fruit Fly Collective When Cells Have Misbehaved RUNNER UP
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Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust The Broadland Clinic Carers Group
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board GP Carers Accreditation Scheme Download Presentation
Global Initiative Care Companion
Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust Butterfly Scheme Download Presentation

PENNA 2017 – Support for Caregivers, Friends and Family Winner, Runner Up & Finalists

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust Getting to know us WINNER
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Investing in Children Type 1 Kidz RUNNER UP
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Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Improving End of Life Care Experience Download Presentation
Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Dementia Initiatives Download Presentation
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust Bereavement Bags Download Presentation
The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust Frailty Care on a Surgical Ward Download Presentation

PENNA 2015  – Support for Caregivers, Friends and Family Winner, Runner Up & Finalists

WINNER: Bedford Hospital and Carers in Bedfordshire

Watch the winners presentation here.

The Carers Lounge, Bedford Hospital
RUNNER UP: CSH Surrey Life After Stroke Workshops
FINALISTS: South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust – St Benedict’s Hospice Supporting Carers of People Using Hospice Services
Tameside Hospital Foundation Trust Admiral Nursing Service/Improving Dementia Care
University Hospital of South Manchester (UHSM) End of Life Care