Strategic Priorities for Carers living in South Gloucestershire

A strategy is the Council’s plan to support you.

Our Carers Strategy will set out our aims and priorities for 2022 -2027 for carers of all ages, including young carers and young adult carers, living in South Gloucestershire.

The NHS defines a carer as anyone, including children and adults who looks after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction and cannot cope without their support.

If you look after somebody who could not manage without you, we are working with our partners to ensure you get the support you need to keep well and live a fulfilled life. This strategy will help us achieve this.

You may have already taken part in some of the pre-consultation engagement work that took place last year. We received lots of useful information that we have used to start shaping the Carers Strategic Priorities. Thank you to everyone who took part in that phase.

This consultation is delving a little deeper into what carers told us during that time, to ensure the priority areas we have identified are the right ones. We want to create a strong, meaningful action plan that is realistic and achievable in terms of available resources and funding and that will make a real difference to carers’ lives. Click here to read more about our strategic priorities.

If you are a carer, sometimes called a family carer, informal carer, unpaid carer, care giver, young carer or young adult carer, we want to hear from you. We also want to hear from you if you work with carers in any capacity. If you are supported by a carer, please encourage them to complete the questionnaire.

The consultation will run until 13 June 2022.

All questionnaire responses will be considered. The resulting Carers Strategy and action plan will be signed off by South Gloucestershire Council Cabinet and Health and Wellbeing Board and shared with the Carer Advisory Partnership and Carers Strategy Implementation Group and through their networks. It will be published on the council website. 

How to have your say

  • You can complete our online survey by clicking on the following link:
  • Or you can download a paper copy of the questionnaire which you can print and send back to us using the FREEPOST address below (you do not need a stamp). You can download a paper copy by clicking here.
  • We have also produced an Easy Read version of the document. You can share your views by answering the questions in this document. You can download and print a copy of this here and return it with your completed answers to our FREEPOST address. Please contact us if you need a paper copy sent to you.

You can also email us at or write to us at the address below (you do not need a stamp).

South Gloucestershire Council
Insight and Engagement Team
Council Offices
Badminton Road
BS37 5AF


  • Opened
    4 Apr 2022 at 12:00
  • Closes
    13 Jun 2022 at 23:59


Consultation Topic
  • Social services and social care
Marking a consultation as relevant to a particular audience indicates that it may be of special relevance to people within that group. It doesn't, however, mean that other groups wont find the consultation of interest - we welcome responses from everybody.
For example, education issues may be of particular interest to Parents & Guardians, and so will be shown to people searching the system for parenting issues, but the views of others (eg: Business, Faith Groups) are also relevant.
Target Audience
  • Carers