Supporting Independence is about buying unregulated care. The Carers Contract is about supporting carers.
Support for carers under the Carers Contract includes giving information and advice to carers, training for carers, and supporting carers to navigate the care system. The support might provide a Carer with a Carer’s Assessments and arrange a subsequent care-plan. If, as part of that care-plan there was a need for unregulated care to be arranged by Devon County Council or Devon Partnership NHS Trust, then the Supporting Independence contract would be used.