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Sarah Oliver Lincolnshire Carers Lead. The Lincolnshire Carers Strategy One year on.

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1 Sarah Oliver Lincolnshire Carers Lead

2 The Lincolnshire Carers Strategy One year on

3 Recognition as equal partners Lincolnshire Carers Partnership Lincolnshire Young Carers Partnership Carers Working Groups

4 Better communication and access to information Carers Information Pack Lincolnshire Carers Bi monthly Newsletter Carers Partnership Websites Carers Communication Campaign

5 Broader range of breaks Carers personal budgets introduced on 1st November 2008. Carers are using these for a variety of breaks, e.g.:- A break away with/without the person they care for Holistic treatments Holidays Days out Leisure/hobby activities and equipment

6 Easier access to a carers assessment Carers Assessment Group An outcome based Carers Assessment Tool Multi-agency Carer Assessors Trusted Assessor Training

7 Peace of mind in an emergency Carers Emergency Response Group The Carers Emergency Response Service commenced April 2009

8 Easier access to education, training, employment The Carers Training Partnership Carers Training Questionnaire Carers Education, Employment, Leisure and Learning Scheme. (EELL’s) The Carers Employment Group

9 Improved quality and standards Carers are involved in selecting providers through:- Writing specifications, Briefing and interviewing potential providers, Selecting providers Contract monitoring

10 Organisations working closer together The Lincolnshire Carers and Lincolnshire Young Carers Partnerships Lincolnshire Carers Partnership Officer

11 Continue to receive emotional and practical support from voluntary agencies Lincolnshire Carers Partnerships Multi-agency carer assessors Carers Benefits Worker Carers Team signposting

12 Sarah Oliver Carers Lead sarah.oliver@lincolnshire.gov.uk Simon Murphy Carers Partnership Officer simon.murphy@lincolnshire.gov.uk Tel: 01522 554214


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