The NHS Operating Framework gives recognition to the vital role carers play in our health and social care system. It instructs primary care trusts and local authorities to jointly assess the needs of carers and to agree local policies, plans and budgets which are in line with the national Carers Strategy - Recognised, valued and supported: next steps for the Carers Strategy, November 2010.

The total identified budget for carers support in Portsmouth for 12/13 is £2,095,172 
Funded by:

Portsmouth City Council - £1,895,104 
Portsmouth City PCT - £ 200,068

£958,044 will be set aside for adult carers 
£1,137,128 will be set aside for young carers/parent carers (of children)

An estimated £1,406,867 will be spent providing 27,945 breaks to carers 
£355,739 for adults providing 6,834 breaks 
£1,051,128 for children and parent carers (of children) providing 21,111 breaks

Please see associated document for further details on the budget for 2012-2013

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