Gloucestershire’s Carers Rights Day

Gloucestershire’s Carers Rights Day

Last Friday, 24 November,  saw Gloucestershire’s Carers Rights Day Event – a chance for Carers to get information about their rights and have a say on issues that are affecting them currently. Over 40 carers came to tell the new local authority and NHS commissioner for Carer services, Holly Beaman, what would make the biggest difference to their lives and also share issues with finding good domiciliary care and respite in the county. There was an opportunity to get information about legal issues, advocacy and hear about how the 2gether Trusts Lets Talk programme can help the emotional wellbeing of carers and those they care for.

The issues raised about domiciliary care services are being fed back to the relevant people in Gloucestershire County Council who are producing a report about what the council can do to help support the market and the Carers Alliance will organise a follow up meeting in the new year to find out what they have done with our concerns.

The core Carers Support contracts will be reviewed and redesigned during the next year and this was just the first opportunity to share what would help. If anyone would like to get more involved please contact Mairi Mills by email or on 01452 842240.