Carers strategy

Carers strategy

The 2016-2020 Southampton Carers Strategy is now available to view following consultation.

The Carers Strategy is a joint plan, created by working with partners in Southampton City Council, Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS), local charities and community groups, and carers.

The strategy outlines the key priorities of carers in the city. Organisations like the local NHS and City Council will then develop actions plans that they as an organisation will develop to make themselves more carer friendly and supportive.  These actions will be different, depending on the organisation creating them.

At broader stakeholder events and workshops, participants were asked for feedback on what works well, what doesn’t work well, and what needs to change regarding support and services for carers who are caring for a Southampton resident or are a carer living in Southampton. A wealth of information was fed back from carers and professionals working in adult social care, children’s services, several different areas of healthcare and public health, as well as among the various voluntary organisations that work daily with carers and the people they look after.

Carers were approached and encouraged to provide feedback at various events, groups, and through an online survey as well as alongside stakeholders at larger workshops and events.

Download by clicking Southampton Strategy for Unpaid Carers and Young Carers 2016-2020 or on the image below:

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Download: Appendix A & B – Feedback from Carers and Stakeholder Workshop.  Please note that carer comments are transcribed verbatim.

Download Leaflet about the Strategy and Becoming a Carer Friendly Community by clicking on the image:

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