Solihull Council launches new strategy to support carers - The Solihull Observer

Solihull Council launches new strategy to support carers

Solihull Editorial 1st Dec, 2022   0

A NEW Carers’ Strategy that is set to benefit the estimated 28,000 carers in Solihull, who provide unpaid support to a family member or friend launched last week.

The strategy has been developed by partners across the Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care System including Solihull Council, NHS Birmingham and Solihull, Solihull Community Housing and Carers Trust Solihull along with local voluntary and community organisations.

Coun Tony Dicicco, Solihull Council’s cabinet member for Adult Social Care and Health said: “We’re launching the new strategy to coincide with Carers’ Rights Day and its focus on letting carers know where they can get help and support.

The strategy, launched on Thursday November 24 recognises the difficulties that adult carers and young carers face.

Coun Dicicco added: “A range of carers have been involved in developing the strategy and carers’ voices will continue to be heard as we deliver the plan.”

Coun Michael Gough, the Council’s cabinet member for Children’s Services, said: “Carers in Solihull play a huge role in our community. At least one in ten of our residents supports a family member or friend, proving essential support to enable them to live a good life.”

Lisa Stalley-Green, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Nursing Officer for NHS Birmingham and Solihull said: “This strategy is significant as it’s the first we have approved as an Integrated Care Board.

“It recognises the need to value and support carers and make a real difference to their lives and the lives of the people they care for.”

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