We are totally committed to increasing the involvement of Carers in our organisation to ensure we listen and respond to the support needs of Carers in the most effective way. We have a Carer Involvement strategy and a Carer Involvement Policy to ensure this.
We also have a Carers’ Advisory Group to review involvement plans for all new and existing services and to help us identify priorities. We are actively seeking additional members to join this group. You would need to attend regular meetings (typically monthly for a couple of hours, in person or virtually) and also need time to review information between meetings.
We are looking to recruit Carers from a cross-section of areas in East Kent and with different caring role circumstances.
- Carers across all age ranges
- Carers from Ashford, Canterbury, Dover, Faversham, Folkestone and Hythe and Thanet
- Men and women
- Carers experiencing a mixture of family circumstances.
- Carers experiencing a mixture of caring situations (full time, part-time, children and adults, current and former Carers)
We are particularly interested in hearing from Carers who rarely use Carer services, as well as Carers already familiar with Carers’ Support East Kent.
Whilst the role is voluntary, transport costs will be covered and we will endeavour to provide funds for replacement care so that members can attend the meetings in person.
If you are interested in finding out more about joining our Carers’ Advisory Group, please email Gillian Wells.