The Carers Centre promotes carers having a voice locally in how services are run and ideas for change. We work very closely with our Carers Partnership Board. The board has a good representation of local carers sitting alongside providers and commissioners making key decisions. It is chaired and co chaired by Carers.
The Carers Forum is open to all carers. The forum meets twice per year. Local carers support the delivery of the forum. The advisory group of carers work hard to ensure carers locally have up to date information and are included in key decision making. The forum also carers to meet other people in a similar situation. quarterly and gives Carers the opportunity to discuss issues, give feedback and be available for consultation. It enables you to meet other Carers as well as those decision makers in statutory agencies who set policy for the services you need.
The forum is facilitated by the Carers Centre. Come along and let your views be heard. Contact us if you would like any more information. If you would like to join our mailing list to receive information about the Forum, you can contact us on 01952 240209. The Forum is an open event for carers and carers do not need to book in advance.
Carers Forum 2014:
Keep an eye on our Events Calendar for further dates and details.
We welcome views and suggestions on issues or areas of concern, service planning or topics that you would like to be discussed at the Forum. If you have any comments please let us know.
Your Views Matter
Is a group of local people who volunteer to give views on a range of local services and issues. If you would like to be a member of the communty panel contact firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 01952 382 131.
Multi Agency Carers Strategy
The Council are required to undertake a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) which provides an overview of the current and future needs of adults and children who live in Telford and Wrekin. This information is captured with the Carers Profile. Together, this evidence builds up a local picture of what carers need and what we should be developing locally. Through the Multi-Agency Carers Strategy this evidence is prioritised and services commissioned. Services are purchased in partnership from a range of providers.
The Carers Partnership Board help to put into practice the local Multi-Agency Carers Strategy, and contribute to regional and national carer issues. The strategy sets out the vision for carers services for the next three years.