The Carers Partnership Board works to raise the profile of carers in Solihull and in its first year developed a new Carers Strategy for Solihull.
Half of the Board is made up of carers, including young carers and parent carers, and is now looking for new members.
If you are passionate about being a carer, want to make a difference to carers services and want to help get the voice of carers heard, the Board needs you.
If you are interested in taking part you can find out more information an
d register your interest with Janice Price at Solihull Council. You can choose to:
- contact Janice by email to email@example.com
- contact Janice by telephone on 0121 704 6686
The Board is particularly interested to hear from all carers of all ages but is underrepresented by:
- carers of people living with mental health difficulties
- carers of people living with sensory impairments
- carers of people living with substance or alcohol misuse
It meets every quarter of the year for about 2 hours and there may be some other working groups and meetings in between.
As well as looking at the progress of the Carers Strategy, the year ahead could see the Board investigate topics such as carers health and wellbeing, transitions in caring and carers in the gay, lesbian and transgender communities and other so called hard to reach carers.
The Board also has representatives from:
- Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
- Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
- Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group
- Solihull Carers’ Centre
- Department of Work and Pensions