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.

Drop-in Sessions

We are running a series of drop-in sessions where you can discuss and learn more about our carers' priorities:

  • 26th May 2pm – 4pm – Drop in session at Bradley Stoke Library, 1 Fiddlers Wood Ln, Bradley Stoke, Bristol BS32 9BS. A chance for carers to have a relaxed conversation about the priorities and give their feedback, as well as getting any help they need to complete the questionnaire. Just turn up any time during those hours.
  • 27th May 11am – 1pm, Group Discussion, Yate Library, Unit 44, Yate Shopping Centre, W Walk, Yate, Bristol BS37 4AX .  Please register here: Group discussion for carers on the South Gloucestershire Carers Strategy Tickets, Fri 27 May 2022 at 11:00 | Eventbrite
  • 8th June - Presentation at Carers Support Centre,  The Vassall Centre, Gill Ave, Bristol BS16 2QQ 10am – 2pm as part of their event for carers week. There will also be the opportunity for 1-2-1 discussions.
  • 9th June 3pm – 7pm, Online Microsoft Teams appointments. 15 min slots to discuss questionnaire/ consultation. Eventbrite link to individual slots: One to one feedback and support session on the South Glos Carers Strategy Tickets, Thu 9 Jun 2022 at 15:00 | Eventbrite
  • 10th June 2pm – 5pm,  Drop in session at Kingswood Civic Centre, High St, Bristol BS15 9TR.

    A chance for carers to have a relaxed conversation about the priorities and give their feedback, as well as getting any help they need to complete the questionnaire. Just turn up any time during those hours.

How to have your say

  • You can complete our online survey by clicking on the following link: https://southglos.researchfeedback.net/carers22
  • 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 consultation@southglos.gov.uk or write to us at the address below (you do not need a stamp).

FREEPOST SGC
South Gloucestershire Council
Insight and Engagement Team
Council Offices
Badminton Road
Yate
BRISTOL
BS37 5AF

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. 

The consultation will run until 13 June 2022.

This consultation has now closed and our consultation report is now available to download and view

You can view the published strategy on our website by following this link - Carers Strategy 2022-27 | South Gloucestershire Council (southglos.gov.uk)

Timeline

  • Opened
    4 Apr 2022 at 12:00
  • Closed
    13 Jun 2022 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    16 Aug 2022

Details

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