Support for Unpaid Carers

Support for Unpaid Carers

On behalf of Wiltshire Council and NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Healthwatch Wiltshire is independently facilitating an engagement project looking at support for unpaid carers.  The focus is to find out ‘what would support carers during a crisis in order to prevent carer breakdown’, and understand whether the services on offer are meeting the needs of carers, and specifically what services would make the most positive impact to carers who require immediate support.

Healthwatch Wiltshire has been working with specialist voluntary sector organisations, to engage with their members and service users.  Healthwatch Wiltshire ran focus groups in May to listen to carers about their experiences of caring and asked them “what would support them during a crisis in order to prevent a carer breakdown?”

The outcomes of the focus groups and the results from the survey will be used by, Wiltshire Council and NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group, to inform what services are put in place to best support carers.

Healthwatch Wiltshire has produced the following report based on the feedback and information received.

Support for Unpaid Carers

Download and read the full Unpaid Carers in Wiltshire report

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