Everyday thousands of people across the county provide unpaid care for someone who matters to them.
Staffordshire County Council and the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Staffordshire have put together a draft strategy for carers, which sets out our priorities. We would like to hear from carers and professionals what they think of the proposed strategy, and if there is anything else we need to consider.
The responses that people gave us through the survey earlier in the year will remain anonymous and will help to decide priorities for carers’ services in Staffordshire. This was a great opportunity for people to make their views known, help all agencies involved with carers to identify what works well, and what potentially could be done better.
The CCGs and Council developed two questionnaires; one for carers and one for professionals and other stakeholders. The questions were straightforward, and on average the survey only took a few minutes to complete. We also organised a number of local drop-in sessions in May for carers and professionals to attend and share their views.
This consultation has now closed and using this feedback a draft copy of the strategy has been drawn up and is currently under review with a number of clinical boards. This document will be made public in November 2019 and a copy will be available view and download on the County Council website, as well as the CCG website.