Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Carer Strategy Refresh

Closes 19 Dec 2021

Opened 8 Nov 2021


A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, substance misuse or a mental health need or an addiction cannot manage without their support.

The carer strategy is a plan that includes things that we think should happen in Leicester to make life better for carers. The Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) carers strategy is due to be updated. It can be found on our website.

The strategy was written before the COVID-19 pandemic struck and therefore the following survey is about life before that. However, we acknowledge that the past 18 months has had a significant impact on carers. There is an increased number of carers providing more care, supporting people with increasing levels of need, who are often unable to take a break, whilst they try to protect themselves and the person they care for.

With that in mind we have provided a question that relates to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of lockdown for you to comment on too. 

The information you provide in your answers will be collated alongside information we have already collected in our conversations with carers, the work we have done together with carers and from local and national information. All of this will be used to develop the LLR Carers Strategy 2022-2025. Once this has been developed, we will share a draft version to ensure that carers, other local stakeholders and groups as well as the general public can comment on the strategy prior to it being approved.

A document listing the strategy priorities and actions taken under the current carer strategy can be found online, but you do not need to open this to complete the survey if you do not want to.

If you would like to share your views but you’re unable to complete this survey, please contact the Leicester Carer Support Service on 0116 222 0538.

Thank you for your assistance. Your views are incredibly important to us. 

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