Draft Joint Carers Strategy

Closed 22 Apr 2018

Opened 28 Feb 2018

Feedback Updated 19 Nov 2018

We Asked

We asked for views on the draft Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Carers Strategy 2018-2021, which seeks to improve services and support for unpaid carers through the work that is undertaken by the NHS, social care and voluntary sector organisations across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

You Said

  • 62 people from Leicester responded to the online consultation, representing 27% of all respondents across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
  • 56% of the respondents from Leicester did not feel that the carers strategy reflected carer issues. The largest proportion of this cohort of carers were young carers.  
  • 53% of the respondents from Leicester tended to disagree that the strategy's priorities were the right ones. 
  • Only 27% of the respondents from Leicester agreed with the actions proposed to deliver on the priorities within the strategy.

We Did

The consultation feedback was presented to the Adult Social Care Scrutiny Commission on 28 August 2018. As a result of the number of young carers who felt their needs weren’t reflected, the decision was made for Leicester City Council not to sign up to the joint strategy until the young carer issues were addressed. This work was completed and resulted in the young carer section of the strategy being rewritten and the City Mayor approved the revised LLR Joint Carers Strategy on 11 October 2018.

Overview

Looking after a person that you care about is something that many of us want to do. Caring can be very rewarding, helping a person develop or re-learn skills, or simply helping to make sure your loved one is as well supported as they can be.

The draft Joint Carers Strategy 2018-2021 sets out a shared vision and priorities for recognising, valuing and supporting carers by Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council, Rutland County Council and the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) for Leicester City, Leicestershire and Rutland. Partner organisations that have been involved in the development of the strategy include Healthwatch (Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland), Alzheimer’s Society, The Carers Centre, Voluntary Action South Leicestershire (VASL) Barnardo’s and Age UK Leicestershire.

Key priorities have been identified to support carers across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to continue in their caring role and to maintain their own health and wellbeing.

We have described our planned actions for each priority and we want to know your views on these: this feedback will be used to develop our detailed action plans which will support the Joint Carers Strategy.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Older people
  • All residents
  • Carers
  • Disabled people
  • Carers' network
  • ASC staff
  • Early Help staff
  • Children's services
  • Children's, Young People and Families staff

Interests

  • Adult social care and safeguarding