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Have your say on the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland draft Joint Carers Strategy 2018-2021


Recognising, valuing and supporting carers in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Over six and a half million people in the UK are carers.

Looking after a person that you care about is something that many of us want to do. Caring can be very rewarding, helping a person develop or re-learn skills, or simply helping to make sure your loved one is as well supported as they can be.

The draft Joint Carers Strategy 2018-2021 sets out a shared vision and priorities for recognising, valuing and supporting carers by Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council, Rutland County Council and the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Partner organisations that have been involved in the development of the strategy include Healthwatch (Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland), Alzheimer's Society, The Carers Centre, Voluntary Action South Leicestershire (VASL) Barnardo's and Age UK Leicestershire.

Key priorities have been identified to support carers across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to continue in their caring role and to maintain their own health and wellbeing.

We have described our planned actions for each priority and we want to know your views on these: this feedback will be used to develop our detailed action plans which will support the Joint Carers Strategy.

Have your say at www.leicestershire.gov.uk/carers-strategy

The consultation closes on 22 April 2018.