Lambeth

Carers

Strategy

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Lambeth's Carers Strategy...

Lambeth Carers Strategy

Carers’ Hub Lambeth see the Carers Strategy as a vital opportunity to raise awareness of carers and improve carer support in our borough.

We’re working with the Carers Collaborative Strategy Group to help make the carers strategy a reality.

 

Background 

 

"Our vision is for families and carers in Lambeth to feel recognised, valued and included as equal partners in the support and care for the person they care for. Equally we want families and carers to have full, enjoyable and confident lives in their own right alongside their caring role."

 

The Lambeth carers strategy seeks to improve the quality of life of unpaid carers in our borough. Working towards ensuring all carers are:

  • Able to have a life of one's own alongside caring

  • Protected from financial hardship caused by their caring role

  • Supported to  stay mentally and physically well 

  • Respected as care and support partners at the heart of decision making   

  • (Young carers) able to enjoy a thriving childhood and are protected from inappropriate caring roles.

Making it happen - Action plan for Carers 

The Carers Collaborative Strategy Group has developed an Action Plan setting out four priority areas for carers in Lambeth. 

  • Working together with a wide range of local partners and services, to improve support and ensure carers become everyone's business

  • Maximizing opportunities to raise awareness of carers in Lambeth, to increase understanding within local services and the wider community

  • Carers Hub Lambeth are playing a key role in delivering the Action Plan including leading the development of the Lambeth Carers Card and the new Carers Collaborative Network 
     

  • Our monthly Carers Voices forum will actively involve carers in making the strategy happen, by sharing their insights, ideas and feedback to shape local policy and practice. 
     

  • The Carers Strategy Development Manager, is based at Carers Hub Lambeth. Helping us to connect the work of the carers strategy more closely with carers and our partners working in the community.

  • We coordinate the Carers Collaborative Strategy Group, and are working together with fellow members to drive forward the Carers Strategy in Lambeth. 

  • The Carers Collaborative Strategy Group brings together carers and representatives from Age UK Lambeth, Carers4Carers, Carers' Hub Lambeth, Lambeth Learning Disability Assembly, Lambeth Parent Forum, London Borough of Lambeth, NHS SEL CCG and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

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