Copy of Carers Strategy

Closed 19 Oct 2015

Opened 5 Oct 2015

Results expected 27 Nov 2015

Feedback expected 14 Dec 2015

Overview

 

 

 

 

You can complete this questionnaire anonymously - you only need to give your details if you want to receive feedback or  be included in other activities.

You do not need to complete every question but we would like as many views as possible

Most of us will have caring responsibilities at one or more stages in our lives.

Do you spend time helping a partner, family member, friend or neighbour due to illness, disability, frailty or addiction?

The care you provide may be personal, practical, emotional or supervisory and is unpaid.

If this applies to you ... then you are a carer, regardless of whether or not the person you care for is a close relative.

In Sheffield ....

  • there are 57,373 carers - 1 in 10 people
  • 55 people become a carer everyday

Through completing this questionnaire, you will help decide the priorities and tasks we need to achieve to make life better for carers over the next couple of years. (e.g. respite, information, advice, support groups).

 

Why We Are Consulting

The VISION for carers in Sheffield:

'Carers are recognised for their contribution to society, as vital partners in care, and are supported to reach their full potential and lead the lives they want'

We have listened to carers in Sheffield and they have told us the following is important:

  • My identity as a carer – having the information I need, when I need it
  • Impartial advice to help me through the maze
  • Services for the person I care for that understand, value and respect me
  • Feeling in control and safe, planning for emergencies
  • Time for me – a social life, continue to work, my own health
  • Not to be in financial hardship

 

The questionnaire is split into the following sections

  • What services would you like to see in the future?
  • What do you think of existing Carers Services?
  • A bit about you
  • Keeping in touch

 

Alternative formats

You can telephone 0114 273 4746 or email: carers@sheffield.gov.uk to:

  • complete a survey over the phone
  • request alternative formats and community languages
  • request more paper copies of the survey
  • ask about us coming to your group to discuss the proposals

What Happens Next

The Carers Strategy and Action Plan will outline the tasks we need to achieve to make life better for carers over the next souple of years.

The ansers to the Questionnaire will also contribute to the Commissioning Strategy, which will decide what Carers Services are bought for you for the next 3 years (e.g. respite, information, advice, support groups).

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Black and Minority Ethnic People
  • Carers
  • Disabled People
  • General Public
  • LGBT – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans People
  • Older People
  • Residents
  • Young People
  • Businesses
  • Community Groups
  • Faith Groups
  • Student Unions
  • Voluntary Organisations

Interests

  • Benefits Updates and Advice
  • Council Housing
  • In Touch
  • Disabled Travel
  • Keeping Healthy and Well, Accessing Care and Support
  • Equality Hubs