Carers’ Voice has written an Annual Review to let you know what they have achieved during the last year.
2019 was a significant year for Carers’ Voice as we steadily developed our role to strength as an effective group of voices for promoting the needs of all carers across Northamptonshire. Whilst for personal reasons we said ‘goodbye’ to some experienced carers and their skills, we welcomed others. We also grew the wider membership who responded to our surveys on the quality and breadth of support they receive in the county for their caring roles.
Working closely with both Connected Together CIC (Healthwatch Northamptonshire) and Northamptonshire Carers, we were able to conduct an informative survey of our carers into the impact that the 2019 changes to Council and Health funding of carers support services delivered. We were then able to put these concerns publicly to the Northamptonshire County Council’s Scrutiny Committee and privately to senior officers. We also used these results and our own experiences as carers to influence the content of the County’s Carers Support Strategy for 2019-2022.[Read more…] about Carers’ Voice Annual Review 2019