The Carers Council is a forum where carers can share their views and experiences on issues that affect them, contribute, and hear about plans to develop services designed to help them.
The Carers Council was set up to ensure the council and health services could hear carers views and develop services accordingly. Action Portsmouth (run by Action Hampshire) support the running of the Carers Council.
The current structure of Carers Council in under review to try and secure more comprehensive involvement and a wider selection of views from the carer community, which is estimated include 17,000 carers living in Portsmouth.
Action Portsmouth is currently running a survey about engaging with carers. When the survey has closed a series of focus groups and reference groups will be advertised. Action Portsmouth will use social media and one off groups, and are happy to receive comments either by email, phone or face to face.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07801 379 669 or 023 9282 2795. Alternatively, write to Action Portsmouth, All Saints Church, 388 Commercial Road, Portsmouth, PO1 4BT.