Portsmouth Carers Voice began life as the Carers Council in 2011. Made up of Portsmouth people who are all carers, the group works as the ‘voice of the carer’ with an understanding of the real issues because of their experience in a caring role.
Many issues affect all types of carers but Portsmouth Carers Voice responds to trends, not single issues, and feeds them into the Carers strategy executive board which comprises senior staff who can make a difference, drawn from Portsmouth City Council, the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Solent NHS Trust, Portsmouth Hospital Trusts (QA hospital) plus senior staff from the Carers Centre, Adult Mental Health and the Integrated Commissioning Unit.
Portsmouth Carers Voice feeds back the findings to carers as well as monitoring the progress (or otherwise) of these trends for as long as necessary. To continue and improve upon our past successes the Portsmouth Carers Voice needs more carers to participate, informing us of any issues that affect them and the people they care for.
Portsmouth Carers Voice holds regular forum meetings, and carers are invited to attend to talk openly about issues that concern them. Guests are also drawn from service providers.
Action Portsmouth supports the running of the Portsmouth Carers Voice.
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