Help to improve support for carers
The Department of Health would like to hear from carers, those who have someone who care for them, business, social workers, NHS staff and other professionals that support carers.
Carers freely give their time and energy to support friends or family members and many rightly take pride in providing essential support for those close to them. Caring for others should not be to the detriment of the carer’s own health and wellbeing and carers can receive support in a number of ways – including from social services, the NHS, or the benefit system.
We think that we need a new strategy for carers setting out how we can do more. One which reflects their lives now, the health and financial concerns they have, and gives them the support they need to live well whilst caring for a family member or friend.
To help us develop the strategy, we want to hear from carers, those who have someone care for them, business, social workers, NHS staff and other professionals that support carers
The closing date for the consultation 31 July 2016. This will help to make sure they hear from all those they would like to reach and understand the complex diversity of caring roles – both carers and those they care for.
Further information is available through the link below:
If you would like to submit a separate response, or if you have any questions about this call for evidence, please contact us at Carers@dh.gsi.gov.uk