Sheffield launches Action Plan for Adult Carers | Sheffield News Room


The newly launched Sheffield’s Adult Carers action plan will make sure that people in a caring role continue to get the support they need so that they can care for others.

The action plan was conceptualised by carers themselves at an event they held and will support their 60,000 unpaid adult peers across Sheffield.

Sheffield City Council works not only with the individual themselves but also a range of related organisations including Sheffield Carers Centre, Sheffield Young Carers, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Health and Social Care Trust and Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group to coordinate the help and support given to the city’s carers.

Chris, who cares for his adult daughter who has autism and cerebral palsy explained that it was essential that the process was a genuine collaboration between services and individual carers and that the plan needed to be “open, honest and transparent to make lasting change.”

 

Source: Sheffield launches Action Plan for Adult Carers | Sheffield News Room

One thought on “Sheffield launches Action Plan for Adult Carers | Sheffield News Room

  1. In the article I am quoted as saying, ‘that it was essential that the process was a genuine collaboration between services and individual carers and that the plan needed to be “open, honest and transparent to make lasting change.” ‘ This I said in addition to other points

    The Slide presentation https://www.dropbox.com/s/gmsh2xjbci07cz8/Adult%20Carer%20Action%20Plan%20Launch%20v4.1.pptx?dl=0

    Within this presentation my own slide was ‘Carers Perspective’.

    The gist of my comments was that whine I welcomed the Action Plan for Adult Carers, this was, but the start of the process with regards to the action plan.

    While the Carers Strategy was co-produced the 6 principles within the action plan were not. While there is nothing wrong with the 6 produced principles they may not have been the 6 that a co-production could have produced.

    That being said, working on the, now, 6 principles we have over come the initial stages in producing the theory, but now the action plan needs to become live.

    Only working together as a complete team the providers, Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Carers Centre, Sheffield Young Carers, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Health and Social Care Trust and Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group need to incorporate Carers and persons in need of care within the team as equal partners. This is where the aspects of being open, honest and transparent come into play, something major public bodies are not always seen to do, if ever.

    I, as a carer with others, are willing to be part of this team, however, only time will tell if we are allowed to be.

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