Have your say on how the council recognises, values and supports carers in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
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 and supported as they can be.
The draft Joint Carers Strategy 2022-2025 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, Leicestershire and Rutland.
The strategy reflects recent legislation and national guidance with regards to the role and duties of Local Authorities and NHS bodies towards carers. The strategy also seeks to respond to the issues related to caring that have been highlighted locally and set out how the partners signed up to this strategy will work together to address these.
You may recall last year we asked for your help to review the carers strategy and provide information on key areas important to you. The responses we received highlighted which priorities people feel are important within the strategy, and what areas require further focus. This information can be viewed under the header Carers strategy review spring-summer 2021.
What are we consulting on?
We are consulting and seeking feedback on the refreshed Joint Carers Strategy 2022-2025 and Leicestershire’s action plan. We are seeking feedback about our priorities and our commitments in relation to those priorities.
The draft strategy sets out 8 key priorities to support carers across LLR to continue in their caring role and to maintain their own health and wellbeing, these are:
- Carer identification
- Carers are valued and involved
- Carers are Informed
- Carer friendly communities
- Carers have a life alongside caring
- Care with Confidence
- Carers can access the right support at the right time
- Supporting Young Carers
Each of these is explained fully in the strategy along with the proposed actions.
Each partner will support these key priorities through their own individual action plans, based around their carers offer.
For anyone interested in the strategy and caring locally, there will be a drop-in event at The Hub, Leicester City Football Club on 28 June 2022, 1.30pm – 5.30pm. It’s a chance to have your say, meet other carers and representatives from the councils and Public Health, as well as to enjoy some free food and drinks and enter our prize draw for LCFC tickets or an Alexa. More information to follow.
Let us know your views
A 6-week public consultation is taking place from 6 June to 17 July 2022, seeking views from Leicestershire residents about the draft Joint LLR Carers Strategy. Feedback from the consultation will be incorporated into the final version.
As mentioned above, there will also be a drop in public consultation event at Leicester City Football Club on 28 June 2022, 1.30pm – 5.30pm.
If you are a resident of Leicester City or Rutland, their consultation papers will be live shortly. Links will be provided.
Have your say on the draft strategy by filling in the online survey:
If you’re able to, please complete this survey online using the link above. For paper copies of the survey or any other questions, please email email@example.com or call 0116 305 0232.
The closing date to complete the consultation survey is 17 July 2022.
What happens next
After the consultation closes in July, we’ll analyse the results and share with cabinet and residents in autumn 2022.