Solihull Council published its three year Carers’ Strategy on Carers’ Rights Day, Friday 28 November. ‘Caring for our carers’ was co-produced with local carers and sets out the priorities for carers across the borough. For the first time it takes account of carers of all ages and details the ways that carers in Solihull will be listened to, recognised and supported.
Under Solihull – Together for Better Lives and the ICASS programme, we will be working together to deliver the outcomes of the strategy, aiming to improve the quality of life, health and wellbeing of carers and provide improved support and services to enable them to carry out and maintain their caring role.
Keymn Whervin, who cares for her mum and is vice chair of the Carers’ Partnership Board, said: “This is a great example of how carers, the Council and organisations delivering carers’ services are working together. Carers have been involved from the beginning, sharing our views on what should be in the strategy, how we should consult people and gathering views from carers’ groups across the borough. Because of this approach carers feel valued and listened to. I am so proud to be part of this process, helping carers have a voice in Solihull and making a difference.”