Help design carers’ services for the future
The Devon Carers’ Partnership wants to work with carers to design carers’ services for the future. We want to know what carers in Devon think excellent carers services would look like. We are interested in talking about services for adult carers of adults. The services we are talking about includes:
- Promoting community support for carers
- Information and advice for carers
- Communicating with carers
- Prevention – preventing needs arising and from getting worse
- Training to support carers
- Carer assessments
We are planning drop in sessions across the County. Come for an hour or so, have tea or coffee and cake, and let us have your views at one the following events. All these events open at 10.00 am and close at 4.00 pm. You don’t need to book for these drop-in events – but see further information if you’d need travel costs or replacement care costs.
- Barnstaple Library 4th May
- Exeter Isca Centre 17th May
- Newton Abbot Library 24th May
- Tavistock Town Hall 16th June
- Ivybridge Watermark Centre 23rd June
A questionnaire is now available at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Carerslisteningsurvey
Small group sessions
Working age carers
If you are a working age carer, you might want to come along to talk specifically about how services need to be for working age carers. We are planning a small group session on 15th June, 6.00pm – 8.00 pm. If you’d like to come, you do need to book as places are limited. The venue will be advised on booking. Contact the Devon County Council Involvement Team – contact details below.
Fewer men take up carers services than women (proportionately). If you’d like to talk specifically about how carers services could better support men, in a group of male carers, you might want to come along to the small group session on 15th June, 1.30pm – 3.30pm in Exeter. If you’d like to come, you do need to book as places are limited. The venue will be advised on booking. Contact the Devon County Council Involvement Team – contact details below.
Phone: Heather Spackman or Sally O’Donnell on 01392 383000