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Warrington Carers Strategy

Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 13:25

Warrington Carers Strategy

The 2021-2024 Carers Strategy sets out our commitment to carers and describes how Warrington’s Carers Partnership Board will support carers of all ages during 2021-2024.

The strategy covers young carers, young adult carers, adult carers and parent carers. It sets out how we respond to our responsibilities and duties to carers. This strategy has been produced in close collaboration with carers of all ages to ensure that their voice is heard and that their priorities become our priorities.  In particular, we have recognised the additional burden placed on carers during the 2020-21 pandemic and our action plan reflects the ways in which we will meet needs in a supportive and sustainable manner.

A carer is someone who spends a significant proportion of their life providing unpaid support to family or friends. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse issues. A young carer is a child or young person aged 18 years or under who helps to look after a family member who has a disability, mental health condition, illness or substance misuse problem.

For the purposes of clarity, a parent carer is someone who provides support to children with additional needs, including grown-up children, who could not manage without their help.  The child/adult could have a disability (permanent or temporary), suffer from a mental health condition, or have alcohol or substance misuse problems.

You can view the strategy here

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