Solihull carers asked to help shape future of services - The Solihull Observer

Solihull carers asked to help shape future of services

Solihull Editorial 29th Oct, 2021   0

SOLIHULL carers selected to take part in a survey are being asked to complete it to help shape future services.

Carers registered with Solihull Council or Carers Trust Solihull may be asked to take part in a national survey by the organisations to learn more about their caring role.

The 2021-22 survey of adult carers in England asks whether services received by carers are helping them in their caring role and their life outside of caring.

It also asks for views about the services provided to the person they care for.

There are more than 27,000 carers across the borough, providing unpaid support to a family member or friend because of illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or addiction.

A random sample of carers in Solihull has been sent the survey by post.

Responses need to be returned by Tuesday 30 November.

Councillor Tony Dicicco, Solihull Council’s cabinet member for Adult Social Care and Support, said: “Carers do such an important job in our community and the services we provide must support them in their caring role.

“If you are selected to take part in the national survey, please share your views.

“The more people who take part, the more useful the results will be to help us shape future services for carers.”

He also urged anyone who is helping a relative or friend but do not recognise themselves as a carer should contact Carers Trust Solihull to see what support is on offer for them.

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