Issue details

Carers Strategy

Draft Carers Strategy to be considered by Cabinet prior to seeking approval by Full Council. 

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Contract Value: >£1million annual/£4million including extensions/transfer of >50 employees/commerci;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 14/08/2017

Decision due: 12 Dec 2017 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cllr Jerry Wickham

Lead director: Alison Elliott

Department: Assets

Contact: Maria Keel Email:

Consultation process

The strategy was developed with Carers and other key stakeholders. There was a wide ranging consultation undertaken which included workshops (Trowbridge and Salisbury), a Healthwatch event in Chippenham, meetings with diverse smaller groups of carers at “Meet the Commissioner” events (at carer cafes, young carer events and visits to other carer groups – see attached) and an on line public consultation undertaken in April 2016. All members of Wiltshire Carers Action Group (WCAG) and other organisations who have been invited to join WCAG have had the opportunity to comment on and input into this draft as has Wiltshire Carers Involvement Group. Note - work has been undertaken in recent months to extend membership of WCAG to represent the full range of the statutory and voluntary sector who contribute to supporting Carers or who provide care and support to the person they care for in order to enable us to fully deliver this Carers Strategy. This work is ongoing.


Wiltshire Carers Involvement Group - Carers
Other Carers including Young Carers and Parent Carers
Public - see consultation details above
WCAG Members - Wiltshire Council (adult care, children's services and public health), Wiltshire CCG, Carer Support Wiltshire, Spurgeons Young Carers, Healthwatch, Wiltshire Parent Carer Council, Alzheimer's Society, Alzheimer's Support, Wiltshire Centre for Independent Living, Wiltshire People First.
Also circulated to - Age UK, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership, Dorothy House Hospice Care, Great Western Hospitals, Royal United Hospital Bath, Salisbury District Hospital, Wiltshire and Swindon Users Network, Wiltshire Citizen's Advice, Julia's House Hospice, Wiltshire Health and Care.

Agenda items


  • Carers Strategy