Rutland County Council wants to thank everyone who completed a recent survey about services the council provides for Carers.
A draft version of the new Carers Strategy was published earlier this year (May) and the local community asked for their views.
The council is pleased that nearly 50 comments, mainly from existing Carers, were received and the comments received will help improve and develop the existing service.
- 87% of those who responded said the survey was easy to understand
- 84% felt that the draft Carers Strategy addresses current concerns and priorities
- Key areas the council should focus on include recognition of the role carers have, prevention of stress, keeping well
Councillor Christine Emmett, Portfolio Holder for Health and Social Care said: “The council is extremely grateful that people have taken the time to complete this survey. I can assure you that every comment and view expressed has been read and included in a final summary document. The results of research like this are hugely important as they tell us which areas are working well and also how we can improve the service”.
A number of Carers have already supplied their contact details to be involved in further consultation and development of an action plan arising from this consultation.
If you would also like to be involved, then please get in touch with Rutland County Council by calling 01572 722 577 or emailing email@example.com.
A full summary of all the consultation responses is also available on request.
View/Download: Carer Strategy (PDF)
View/Download: Carers Strategy Information Leaflet (PDF)
View/Download: Carers Emergency Guide - published September 2012 (pdf)
View/Download: Carers Emergency Card - published September 2012 (pdf)