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Surrey Care Association 9 th October 2012. “CARERS look after family, partners or friends in need of help because they are ill, frail or have a disability.

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1 Surrey Care Association 9 th October 2012

2 “CARERS look after family, partners or friends in need of help because they are ill, frail or have a disability. The care they provide is unpaid.” Planning our work:  A multi agency group for carers work in Surrey.  Includes carers as equal partners  Commissioning and Development Strategy  Young Carers Strategy and Action Plan

3 Surrey has 106,700 carers who save the nation an estimated £1.595 billion a year. We also have an estimated 12,000 young carers. The National Carers Strategy emphasises the importance of working with carers as partners in care And also supporting carers own needs for a “a life outside of caring 3

4 New stronger duty to assess and provide services to meet carers needs. From April 2015 councils will need to provide:  More Breaks  More Carer Personal Budgets  Better information  Statutory duty to provide preventative services  Estimated Cost £3.4 Million a year in Surrey  plus some extra assessment costs

5 - Young Carers Support Service - A Voice for Carers/ Carer Awareness/Training - GP Carers Recognition Project and Breaks - Enabling Carers Training (small grants) - Carers Back Care Service - Carers and Employment Service - Independent Local Carers Support Services - Leisure Services (Learning Disabilities) - Mental Health Carers Support Service - Benefits Advice for Carers

6  Nearly 2000 responses  70% were woman and 30% men.  60% were caring over 50 hours a week  Almost 100% had a health condition  35% thought their condition had worsened due to caring  Over half were caring for someone with a physical disability.  40% were caring for people with mental health issues including dementia.  75% lived with the person they were caring for

7  Identify carers  Provide Carers with information  Refer to other services  A friendly face and someone to listen  A partnership approach

8 Co-designed ‘Carers Care Pathway’ linked to patient care pathways and hospital discharge procedures. To support heath staff in identifying, recognising and supporting carers (including young carers). New training resources and practitioners check list Launched September 2012

9  Multi Agency Dementia Strategy  19 Dementia Navigators employed by Alzheimer’s Society  ELOC Breaks service  Regional Innovation Funding for improving carers Advice/ Information project launch September 2012

10  Joint work around information provision  Promote the availability of breaks  New Carers Awareness Training resources  And E-Learning  “Providers” involved in “response to Bill

11  John Bangs Senior Manager Carers Commissioning Surrey County Council  Jane Thornton CEO Action for Carers Surrey


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