Support for carers

Carers Delivery Partnership

We recognise the support carers provide towards strong and sustained communities. We will deliver access to support so that carers can maintain their wellbeing in a healthy caring role and live a happy balanced life.

The Carers’ Delivery Partnership will improve the quality of life of carers in Central Bedfordshire by:

  • treating carers as expert care partners
  • providing access to information and flexible services
  • enabling carers to have a life of their own outside of the caring role
  • support carers to avoid financial hardship because of their caring role
  • promote the mental and physical wellbeing of carers
  • protect young carers from inappropriate caring roles

National Carers’ Strategy and Central Bedforshire 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 supporting unpaid family carers who, as part of their everyday life, look after someone who is ill, frail or disabled. Carers in Bedfordshire will also ensure carers’ views are represented at the Board.

For more information on meetings contact: carersdelivery@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or contact@carersinbeds.org.uk.

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