Have your say on a new City carers' plan
Commissioners are seeking views on a new draft City of London Carers' Strategy.
The plan sets out how the City of London will work to improve life for carers over the next three years.
A carer is anyone who provides unpaid care to a family member, partner or friend who cannot cope without their support.
You can be considered to be a carer if you regularly care for someone with learning disabilities, dementia, physical disabilities, multiple health needs, autism, mental health or substance misuse needs.
The definition also includes parent-carers of children or young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and young people who provide support to parents or siblings.
The 2011 census recorded 576 carers living in the Square Mile. The City of London's adult social care team had 55 carers on their register at the start of 2018 who were assessed and found eligible for help under the Care Act.
The aim of the strategy is to ensure all City carers' needs are recognised across local services and in the wider community.
Commissioners are particularly keen to hear people's views on the five 'outcomes' they are aiming to achieve:
- The Square Mile is a carer friendly community
- Carers receive joined up health and social care support that understands and responds to their needs
- Carers enjoy good mental, physical and economic wellbeing
- Children and young people will be protected from inappropriate caring and have the support they need
- The City of London Corporation understands and supports its carer employees and uses its position within the Square Mile to raise awareness of carers among its businesses
If you would like a copy of the draft strategy in a different format, please call Zoe Dhami at the City of London Corporation on 020 7332 3002.