This learning will be of interest to everybody involved with local Carers’ Partnerships at a strategic level,
including carers themselves.
We hope the key themes and good practice examples described will:
Published in 2018 the Department of Health and Social Care’s national Carers Action Plan calls for recognition that ‘ Carers are ‘everybody’s business’. This has implications for important stakeholders in a local area including the Local Authority, the NHS, the voluntary sector, local employers, education, and
even local businesses. Building ‘carer friendly communities’ is not just the responsibility of the Local Authority and extends far beyond just meeting the statutory requirements of the Care Act 2014.
A number of themes were evident from exploring the work of the exemplar sites. This led us to conclude that developing and sustaining ‘carer friendly communities’ requires:
Taking a Comprehensive, Whole System approach to carer support.
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