Thank you to those of you who participated in Kent County Councils Carers strategy development workshops last year. Your thoughts and suggestions helped to shape the draft Adult Carers strategy that is now out for formal consultation. Read about here.
Following research and engagement activities with unpaid Carers, the public, providers, the public consultation runs until 22 February 2022.
Through our conversations so far, Kent County Council have heard clear views from unpaid Carers about what is important to them and have brought them together in the draft strategy document.
The key points Carers highlighted for action include:
- supporting the carer to maintain their own identity and live a full life
- working collaboratively with carers at every stage
- working in a more joined-up way with partner organisations to offer high quality support that is tailored to the carer’s own needs
- respecting carers and listening to their views
- communicating with carers in a clear and consistent way
- making information more available and offering trusted points of contact
The need to reflect the ‘key moments’ in a Carer’s journey (as well as a person’s ongoing support needs) has been included and the key moments themselves have been shaped by recent feedback from the Kent County Council engagement sessions.
Kent County Councils aim is to work more closely with unpaid Carers and Kent County Councils partners to turn these ambitions into reality and bring welcomed improvements to the experiences of Carers in Kent.
Have your say
Kent County Council need your views on the draft strategy, which sets out what changes they want to see in the future and outlines the principles they will follow to achieve their five-year vision of:
“Making a difference every day by supporting and empowering you to live a fulfilling life whilst being a Carer, as long as you are willing and able.”
Please read the draft strategy and answer the questionnaire on the Kent County Council consultation web page to let them know what you think.
Printed copies of the document and questionnaires will be distributed to KCC libraries and Carer support organisations.
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