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Buckinghamshire County Council

Carers’ Services
The changes and what they mean
Trevor Boyd
Strategic Director
Adults & Fa...
Buckinghamshire County Council

Our response to carers is in line with the Government’s
National Strategy for Carers (2008...
Buckinghamshire County Council

“Recognised, Valued and Supported: Next step for Carers
Strategy 2010”
Key priorities for ...
Buckinghamshire County Council

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Listening to Carers
Working with health
Carer Support Services
Current Climate
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Buckinghamshire County Council

Initial contact with health and social care services:
 Working with GPs

 Community Prac...
Buckinghamshire County Council

Social Care Staff working with Carers:
Ensure staff have the right skills and knowledge

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Buckinghamshire County Council

Social Care Staff working with Carers
Improvements to Carers’ Assessments:

 Ensuring car...
Buckinghamshire County Council

Social Care Staff working with Carers (continued)
Services to Carers:
 Support for the pe...
Buckinghamshire County Council

Carers Support services
 We consulted with Carers from January – March 2013
 Held a cons...
Buckinghamshire County Council

Benefits of the new service model:
 Brings together young carers and adult
carers
 Align...
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Carers Rights Day 2013 - Carers' Services

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Carers Rights Day 2013 - Carers' Services

  1. 1. Buckinghamshire County Council Carers’ Services The changes and what they mean Trevor Boyd Strategic Director Adults & Family Wellbeing Buckinghamshire County Council
  2. 2. Buckinghamshire County Council Our response to carers is in line with the Government’s National Strategy for Carers (2008) “....Carers will be universally recognised and valued as being fundamental to strong families and stable communities. Support will be tailored to meet individuals needs enabling carers to maintain a balance between their caring responsibilities and a life outside of caring, whilst enabling the person they support to be a full and equal citizen”
  3. 3. Buckinghamshire County Council “Recognised, Valued and Supported: Next step for Carers Strategy 2010” Key priorities for health and social care in supporting carers:  Identification and recognition  A life outside caring  Supporting carers to stay healthy  Realising and releasing potential
  4. 4. Buckinghamshire County Council      Listening to Carers Working with health Carer Support Services Current Climate Care and Support Bill
  5. 5. Buckinghamshire County Council Initial contact with health and social care services:  Working with GPs  Community Practice Workers  Working with hospitals  Contacting social care  Information and advice
  6. 6. Buckinghamshire County Council Social Care Staff working with Carers: Ensure staff have the right skills and knowledge  E-learning module  Specialist training  Carer awareness  Comprehensive Guidance  Go To Person
  7. 7. Buckinghamshire County Council Social Care Staff working with Carers Improvements to Carers’ Assessments:  Ensuring carers needs are met through Community Care Assessments  A Positive Experience of Carer’s Assessment  Carers’ rights  Face-to face meetings  Self Assessment available  Agreed support/action plans
  8. 8. Buckinghamshire County Council Social Care Staff working with Carers (continued) Services to Carers:  Support for the person they care for  Referral on to other appropriate social care services/support  Advice and information  Carers Direct Payments  Referral to Carers Bucks
  9. 9. Buckinghamshire County Council Carers Support services  We consulted with Carers from January – March 2013  Held a consultation event with local carers  Developed detailed specification for the new service  Tender was published on 2 September 2013  Decision regarding the new service will be published in January 2014
  10. 10. Buckinghamshire County Council Benefits of the new service model:  Brings together young carers and adult carers  Alignment to BCC’s Care Management services  Shared knowledge with BCC on carers needs – same system  Intensive support model for carers  Information and advice  Specific older carers service  Increased training and volunteering opportunities

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