Video examines pharmacy role supporting carers

A new video examines how community pharmacies can support young adult carers with the medicines they collect and help administer.

The video, ‘Young Adult Carers and Pharmacy Support,’ was produced in collaboration with Carer Leads in Surrey Heartlands and features two young adult carers, one caring for her mum with mental health problems, the other for her brother with Down’s syndrome.

There’s also input from a community pharmacist on what pharmacies can do to help carers manage medicines more effectively. There are about 400,000 young adult carers in the UK aged between 16 and 25.

James Wood, chief executive of Community Pharmacy Surrey & Sussex, said: “We were delighted to be involved with the production of this much-needed video. It highlights the extensive support that community pharmacies are so well placed to offer young adult carers.

“We hope it will help carers across the country ask pharmacists for the help they need, when they have responsibility for medicines.”

The video coincides with Young Carers Awareness Day which focuses on caring for people with mental health issues.

Rosemont Pharmaceuticals supported the production of the video. 


Picture: Xesai (iStock)

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