Carers Support Services: Carers Strategy Engagement

Closed 19 Jan 2020

Opened 29 Oct 2019

Overview

Bristol City Council recently ran a consultation on the Commissioning Plan for Carers Support Services, alongside an engagement survey on the Carers Strategy for Bristol. The consultation for the Commissioning Plan is now closed and the results are currently being analysed. However the engagement survey for the Carers Strategy has been extended until 19 January 2020.

You can take part in the engagement survey for the Carers Strategy by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.

Bristol City Council, in partnership with carers, NHS and other organisations is updating its Carers Strategy and wants the views of carers across Bristol to help inform it.

A carer is anyone who provides unpaid care for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health issue or an addiction, cannot cope without their support.

We would like to ensure that carers who are currently supported, but also those who may not realise they are a carer because they care for close family and friends, also have an opportunity to respond.

According to the 2011 Census 40,100 carers live in Bristol, 9000 of those provide more than 50 hours of care a week. Other research suggests that there could be up to 7,600 further young carers in Bristol. 

Caring for a friend or family member can affect a carers’ mental and physical health, their personal relationships and family finances, and the educational attainment of young carers.

The strategy will help identify the types of support that carers most need.  It can help to identify where work needs to be done to make organisations and businesses more aware of the role of carers, and what we all need to do to make things better.

If you cannot complete the surveys online, you can request alternative formats of this document, including a paper copy, by emailing carerscommissioning@bristol.gov.uk or call 07880 179218.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • All residents

Interests

  • Carers support