South Gloucestershire Joint Strategy for Carers
Our vision is in accordance with the vision in the National Carers Strategy that;
"by 2018, carers will be universally recognised and valued as being fundamental to strong families and stable communities. Support will be tailored to meet individual needs; enabling carers to maintain a balance between their caring responsibilities and a life outside caring, while enabling the person they support to be a full and equal citizen."
Carers told us that it is important to recognise them as expert care partners; to acknowledge that every carer is unique; and for us to help carers sort the simple things that can make a difference to their lives.
We have identified five overarching aims to help us to achieve this;
• Aim 1: Carers will be respected as expert care partners and will have access to the integrated and personalised services they need to support them in their caring role.
• Aim 2: Carers will be able to have a life of their own alongside their caring role.
• Aim 3: Carers will be supported so that they are not forced into financial hardship by their caring role.
• Aim 4: Carers will be supported to stay mentally and physically well and treated with dignity.
• Aim 5: Carers will have access to a wide range of advice and information to support them to carry out their caring role in the context of their own lives
Please share your opinions about priorities for carers with us. Help to shape this strategy by completing the brief questionnaire. There are some ideas in the draft strategy but we want to hear what you think.
This is a joint strategy with NHS South Gloucestershire
One way you can feedback is through our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Gloucestershire-Joint-Strategy-for-Carers/110827465630138
This consultation has now closed and our consultation report is now available.
1 Jul 2010 at 00:00
31 Oct 2010 at 23:59
01 Apr 2011
The Joint Carers Strategy consultation document.
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