The Carer Trainer Unit involves trained carers in the planning and delivery of training to health and social care professionals.

The Carer Trainer Unit trains staff in a range of front-line services, including libraries, leisure, and housing.

The principle aim of the Unit is to have an input in training across all care groups by training "carer trainers" who are confident to speak to paid staff primarily in Health and Social Care.

Carer Trainers provide real insights which can help organisations to deliver more carer and user friendly services.

Trainers in the Health and Social Care environment are increasingly aware of the need to have carer and user elements in their training. They are often enthusiastic about involving carers in the planning and delivery of training and see carers telling their own personal stories as being a unique teaching tool .

It is particularly beneficial where carers can speak about their own experience in relation to specific areas, show examples of good practice or explain what they would see as good practice.