Solihull Council set to assess new Carers Strategy - The Solihull Observer

Solihull Council set to assess new Carers Strategy

Solihull Editorial 22nd Sep, 2022   0

PLANS for Solihull’s five-year Carers Strategy is set to be discussed at a Council meeting tonight (Thursday).

Solihull Council’s Joint Adults and Children’s Scrutiny Board will discuss the new five-year strategy which they say will develop provisions on offer across the borough,

The council has worked together with partners and carers in Solihull to create a strategy which further develops what is on offer for the borough’s estimated 24,100 adult and young carers.

Councillor Tony Dicicco, cabinet member for Adult Social Care and Health, said: “Many carers may not identify themselves as carers but refer to themselves as simply doing what a parent/daughter/husband/sibling/good neighbour would do.

“I want to encourage carers to recognise their caring role.

“They make a vital contribution to health and social care in the borough. The strategy gives us a clear set of actions that demonstrate a collective local commitment to support for carers.

“We know that carers of all ages are more likely to experience an adverse impact on their own health.

“Supporting carers is essential if we are to close the gap of health inequalities they experience, and to maintain their wellbeing.”

Councillor Michael Gough, cabinet member for Children and Education, said: “The strategy is intended to ensure that carers are able to identify tangible changes in advice and support, not just from adult or children’s social care provision, but from interactions with the wider Council, the NHS, schools, voluntary and community sector organisations and employers.

“We look forward to hearing the views of scrutiny board on this important strategy later this week.”

The final strategy will be published on the council website in the autumn.

For more about the Carers Trust Solihull visit


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