Developing a Carers Strategy for Birmingham Carers of all ages
Birmingham City Council, the Health Services in Birmingham and the Birmingham Children’s Trust are developing a joint vision and commissioning strategy for carers in the city.
Who are carers?
A carer is someone who looks after a relative or friend who is ill, has a physical, sensory or mental impairment, is older and frail or is affected by substance misuse.
A carer may be a parent, spouse or partner, son or daughter, another relative or a friend or neighbour. A carer may be providing practical care, emotional support and encouragement or in many cases both.
You are the experts!
The best people to tell us what you want are carers themselves. If you fit into any of the above categories, we’d love to hear from you.
If you’re not a carer but you know someone who is, or work with carers, please also complete the short questionnaire. We want to hear as many views as possible.
The attached document explains the consultation proposals in more detail.
The consultation runs from 7 August to 11 September.
What happens next?
We will consider all of the comments and feed these into the final Birmingham Carers Strategy.
This strategy will take a whole life approach to reduce the impact of the transition between different ages and stages of life.
We want to ensure that Carers get the right type and level of support at the right time.
The strategy is designed to recognise the importance of promoting positive health and wellbeing with and for carers including self-care and self-management in everyday life.