Strategy and Reports

Carers UK State of Caring Report 2018

Carers UK carries out an annual survey of Carers to collect evidence on a whole range of issues affecting carers’ lives.

State of Caring 2018

Carers Strategies

Herefordshire’s Carers Strategy

Developed by Herefordshire Council and Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and co-produced with Careers. It seeks to mitigate the challenges Carers face by:

changing the way that universal services are provided

newly commissioned Carers’ service to supplement existing universal services

helping Carers find information and support within their own communities

providing extra resource where Carers have a higher level of need

information, advice and signposting

A Joint Carers Strategy for Herefordshire 2017 - 2021


A Joint Carers Strategy for Herefordshire 2017 - 2021

Carers Action Plan 2018 – 2020

The Carers Action Plan 2018-2020 sets out how the government will improve support for Carers in England over the next 2 years. It is structured around the following themes:

services and systems that work for Carers

employment and financial wellbeing

supporting young Carers

recognising and supporting Carers in the wider community and society

building research and evidence to improve outcomes for Carers

The needs of carers will also be central to the forthcoming social care green paper due to be published in summer 2018.

National Carers Action Plan 2018 - 2020


National Carers Action Plan 2018 - 2020

Government response to the 2016 carers call for evidence

Between 18 March – 31 July 2016, the Department of Health put out a call for evidence, How can we improve support for carers? They wanted to hear directly from carers about the most helpful, effective and important ways the health and care sector could improve support. 6,802 people and organisations responded with Carers accounted for 77% of these. The five priorities in the Action Plan are informed by the results of the call for evidence.

Government response to the 2016 carers call for evidence

Understanding Herefordshire 2018

It is the statutory duty of Herefordshire Council and Clinical Commissioning Group, through the Health and Wellbeing Board, to produce a joint strategic needs assessment (JSNA) of the health and social care needs of the local area.

The JSNA should provide the basis for service planning and commissioning decisions by the local authority and health organisations.

For specific information about unpaid Carers in Herefordshire see P.34 of the report.

JSNA 2018

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment