Connecting carers in Lambeth this national Carers Week

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Connecting carers in Lambeth this national Carers Week

Connecting carers in Lambeth this national Carers Week

During Carers Week (10-16 June), the Lambeth Carers Collaborative Strategy Group have launched an ambitious new Action Plan for carers. The theme of this year’s Carers Week is getting carers connected in their communities and the Carers Collaborative aims to do just that. Through the Action Plan it plans to better connect carers to local support and information to support them in their caring role, reduce isolation, combat the financial strain of caring and improve carer health and wellbeing.

The Action Plan 2019-20 sets out four priority areas:

  • working with  local partners and services – to improve support and ensure carers become everyone’s business
  • building the Carers Collaborative network – to bring together carer organisations and carer leads in Lambeth
  • raising awareness of carers in Lambeth – to increase understanding within local services and the wider community
  • developing a Carers Passport for Lambeth – to recognise and value carers.

Carers can help shape local policy and practice by joining the monthly Carers Voices forum. Next meeting on 20 June will be looking at how carers can get involved in making the Action Plan a reality.

Staff or volunteers working with Carers in Lambeth can join a new network, the Carers Collaborative Network, to share information, ideas and to find new opportunities to work together.  Its first meeting is on 16 July in Brixton.

For more information about the Carers Collaborative Network or the Carers Voices forum meetings, contact the carers strategy development manager at Carers’ Hub Lambeth on connect@carershub.org.uk or 020 7501 8970

For information on the Lambeth Carers Strategy see the NHS Lambeth CCG website.

 

Published 20/6/19

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