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

This consultation has now closed and our consultation report is now available.


  • Opened
    1 Jul 2010 at 00:00
  • Closed
    31 Oct 2010 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    01 Apr 2011



Consultation Topic
  • Health services and facilities
  • Mental health
  • Older people
  • Social services and social care
Geographical area
  • Almondsbury
  • Bitton
  • Boyd Valley
  • Bradley Stoke Central and Stoke Lodge
  • Bradley Stoke North
  • Bradley Stoke South
  • Charfield
  • Chipping Sodbury
  • Cotswold Edge
  • Dodington
  • Downend
  • Emersons Green
  • Filton
  • Frampton Cotterell
  • Frenchay and Stoke Park
  • Hanham
  • Kings Chase
  • Ladden Brook
  • Longwell Green
  • Oldland Common
  • Parkwall
  • Patchway
  • Pilning and Severn Beach
  • Rodway
  • Severn
  • Siston
  • Staple Hill
  • Stoke Gifford
  • Thornbury North
  • Thornbury South and Alveston
  • Westerleigh
  • Winterbourne
  • Woodstock
  • Yate Central
  • Yate North
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
  • Black and minority ethnic people
  • Carers
  • Partner agencies
  • People with disabilities
  • People with learning difficulties
  • Service users
  • Staff
  • Town and Parish Councils
  • Voluntary and community groups / organisations
Contact Details

If you have any questions, please contact
Cathy Truman
South Gloucestershire Council
Community Care and Housing Department
St Luke's Close
Emersons Green
South Gloucestershire
BS16 7AL
Tel:   01454 862356
Fax:    01454 865940
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