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What does good look like?

What does good look like?
  •  Carers have a life outside of caring, are supported to cope with the stresses of life within supportive communities, are treated as experts, recognised and valued.
  • Carers are supported to look after their own health and wellbeing where possible.
  • Genuine collaboration between Carer Support organisations, underpinned by a culture of trust and respect.
  • Support organisation work in partnership with the Council,NHS and in collaboration with each other to prevent, reduce and delay need with a clear focus on maintaining carer health and wellbeing.
  • Reduced duplication of support within localities, to ensure that support arrangements make the best use of resources available across the County.
  • Respite which is flexible and affordable is available and clearly communicated, with the aim of reducing the escalation of needs leading to crisis.
  • Good quality, accurate information and advice for Carers, available in a variety of formats.
  • Professionals within Social Care, the NHS and other agencies value carers and have clear knowledge on where to get information, advice and support.
  • A clear single point of contact and access, underpinned by a clear and equitable pathway, ensuring those with eligible need receive the right support, at the right time with plans to reduce or delay longer term support needs.
  • Improved identification of Carers, with better understanding and signposting by professionals,including GPs.
  • Better understanding of caring responsibilities by employers and shift towards more flexible working.
  • A self-directed support offer that is clear, transparent and equitable.
  • A strong, truly representative Carers Partnership Board that leads from a Carers perspective to ensure organisations are held to account on the actions in this strategy.
  • Young carers access a full education and have the same opportunities as other young people.
  • Statutory organisations are financially sustainable, enabling us to continue to direct our resources to those most in need of support.
  • A more Carer friendly Staffordshire.

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