Carers Delivery Partnership
We recognise the important role that carers provide in supporting the welfare of others. We will deliver access to support so that carers can maintain their wellbeing and lead as full a life as possible alongside their caring role.
The Carers’ Delivery Partnership will improve the quality of life of carers in Central Bedfordshire by:
- promote the mental and physical wellbeing of carers
- enabling carers to have a life of their own outside of the caring role
- providing access to information and flexible services
- support carers to avoid financial hardship because of their caring role
- protect young carers from inappropriate caring roles
National Carers’ Strategy and Central Bedfordshire Carers’ Strategy
The Carers Strategy from GOV.UK (link opens in new window) details how local authorities, health trusts and other agencies work with local communities and carers to improve the services and support available to them.
Each council develops a local strategy for carers identifying the priorities for improving support and services for carers locally.
Structure of Carers’ Partnership Board meetings
The meetings are held every quarter and focus on what carers tell us about the services and support they need. Carers are encouraged to attend Partnership Board meetings but it is appreciated that, due to their caring role, this may not be possible. Carers are, therefore, reached via the many activities delivered by Carers in Bedfordshire (link opens in new window); a local charity which supports unpaid family carers and ensures carers’ views are represented at the board.