|Title of the Consultation||Thurrock Carers' Strategy 2012-2017|
The Thurrock Carers' Strategy sets out a plan for supporting carers in Thurrock, which puts the Thurrock vision at the forefront of how we work with this crucial group of local people.
Carers spend a significant proportion of their life providing unpaid support to a relative, partner, friend or neighbour who is ill, frail, elderly, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems. They are a diverse and significant group of people - over three in five people in the UK will become carers at some time in their lives, and nationally 1.2 million carers provide more than 50 hours of care per week. This equates to a workforce greater than the NHS and saves the Government up to £87 billion per year.
It is clear, therefore, that local services and the national economy needs carers, and that replacing all unpaid care with formal care services is neither possible nor desirable.
|Who are we consulting||
We will be consulting at public events, in addition to providing an online survey and an easy-read version of the executive summary with survey questions. Postal invitations will be provided to known carers in Thurrock.
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|Start Date||13 February 2012|
|End Date||13 April 2012|
|Topic||Thurrock Carers' Strategy 2012-2017|
|Contact Telephone||01375 652911|
Performance, Quality and Information Team
|Ways to get involved||
Results may be published in PDF format, please see how to access PDF files.
|How will feedback be published||
A summary report will be made available online.
|Feedback should be published by||13 July 2012|
|Consultation Results||Results of the consultation are not available yet.|