Have your say on carers’ strategy
People are being asked to have their say on a new draft strategy which aims to support carers and ensure their contributions are valued and their voices heard.
Wiltshire Council and NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group have developed a new strategy for carers in consultation with other strategic partners.
The draft strategy has also been worked on with carers and they have helped develop a series of outcomes that they hope the strategy will help them achieve.
The strategy is for all carers. A carer is someone of any age, including a child (young carer), who provides unpaid support to a family member or friend who could not always manage without this help. This could include caring for a relative (a parent, grandparent, sibling, child, spouse, partner) or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or who has mental health or substance misuse problems. It is important to remember that anyone can become a carer.
Members of the public, especially carers, are being encouraged to comment on the draft strategy to influence the future commissioning of support for carers in Wiltshire.
The full draft strategy can be viewed here.
People should feedback their comments by 13 July 2016 to Karen Walters, Community Commissioner (Carers) at: County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN or email firstname.lastname@example.org