Fife Health and Social Care Partnership - Carers Consultation Launched
- Created: Tuesday, 23 January 2018 02:05
Created: 23/01/2018, Updated: 24/01/2018
Are you an unpaid carer? Fife’s Health and Social Care Partnership has launched a six week ‘Fife Carer Strategy Consultation’ to hear your views and capture feedback on what matters to you.
There is a large number of people who support or care for family and friends on a regular basis in an unpaid capacity, giving freely of their time and energy. Their dedication is enormously valuable and their support helps a large number of people to live in their own homes and communities.
In April 2018 the Scottish Government will implement the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 and Fife’s Health and Social Care Partnership is developing a Carers Strategy for 2018-2021 to support unpaid carers in the Kingdom. David Heaney, Divisional General Manager with Fife Health and Social Care Partnership gives more details: “We know that unpaid carers play a vital role in our communities. When it comes to shaping services and knowing how we can improve the carers’ experience of health and social care, we are taking a proactive approach. Fife’s strategy must reflect and respond to unpaid carers needs now and in the years ahead, so we need to know what to change, adapt, do more of, or stop doing. The consultation actively seeks carers’ input as we need to hear about what matters and makes a difference to them so whatever we do now and in the future is effective and meaningful as possible. This consultation is an opportunity for unpaid carers to have their voice heard and I encourage as many unpaid carers to take part as possible.”
The consultation will be open until Friday 23 February 2018.
From Fife Voluntary Action Bulletin 25 January 2018 Opens a MS Word document containing information and links