We heard the views of unpaid family carers, their friends and family, and professionals who work with carers, about their experiences of caring and any support they received.
We received 204 responses from carers, their family and friends, and 89 responses from professionals. Overall, the experiences that carers, their family and friends shared with us, tell us that, while carers face many of the same challenges, their personal situation and experiences impact on how they respond to them and what support they would like to help them in their caring role.
Summary report of the surveys are available on Your Say Southend
From reviewing the surveys’ results, we have identified five priorities that we want to achieve in the next 18 months:
To make this plan a reality, we must continue the conversation with carers. If you would like to continue being part of the conversation and help us to support carers in Southend please let us know by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org