October 30th, 2014
Our South West Surrey Forum will take place on Tuesday 18 November at Guildford Holiday Inn. For full details of the day and an online registration form, please click here
The keynote speaker with be John Bangs, Senior Commissioning Manager, Carers, Surrey County Council. He will be discussing the consultation on the Joint Carers Commissioning and Development Strategy for Surrey 2015/16 to 2017/18. He'll be asking for your views on support currently available and where future priorities should be.
A Carers Strategy
The Government’s national plan “Recognised, Valued and supported: Next steps for the Carers Strategy” (Nov 2010) highlighted a need to improve support for carers
An updated joint carers strategy for Surrey will describe how partner organisations from health, social care and carers organisations will work together to support carers. This includes the NHS and Surrey County Council working together to commission support for carers.
Our strategy needs to reflect the requirements of the National Carers Strategy, which highlights the value of a whole family approach to supporting carers’ health and wellbeing. It needs to support the implementation of new rights for carers resulting from legislative change but most importantly to reflect the views of Surrey Carers
Full details of the aims of the consultation can be found here
In addition, two other events are being held across the county to give carers a chance to share their views about what they would like to see in the revised commissioning strategy to support carers. These events are:
Tuesday, 25 November
The Gallery, Christ Church, Town Square, Woking GU21 6YG
Monday, 8 December
The Ranmore Suite, Denbies Wine Estate, London Road, Dorking RH5 6AA
If you would like to attend either of the above 2 events only please click here for the application form.
If, however, you are unable to attend any of the above events and would still like to have your voice heard, please fill in this feedback form