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Call for carers to give their views for a national survey

Call for carers to give their views for a national survey

04 October 2021
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Wokingham Borough Council is inviting its local carers to take part in a national survey to find out more about their role.

The 2021-22 survey of adult carers in England is being carried out locally by the borough council on behalf of NHS Digital.  The survey asks carers their views on the services they and the person they care for receive. The survey also asks questions about the carers own quality of life and their lives outside of caring.  

Providing support

There are more than 700 known carers in the Wokingham Borough, providing unpaid support to family members or friends because of a variety of reasons including frailty, physical or mental illness and disability.

A random sample of carers in Wokingham Borough will be sent the survey via the post from mid-October. Responses need to be returned by 30 November. 

Cllr Charles Margetts, executive member for health, wellbeing and adult services, said: “Carers play a valuable role in our community. Informal carers are so very important to adult social care and it’s really important we seek their views on services and how we can support them, I encourage carers who are selected to take part to make sure they let us know their views and have their say.

“The more people who take part, the more useful the results will be to help us assess and improve our local services for carers." 

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