A working group formed by the Guernsey Community Foundation has been researching the support services currently in place for carers in Guernsey with the aim of identifying any gaps in provision. Guernsey Community Foundation report recommends the establishment of a new charity to help local carers.
The Carers Guernsey Working Group, led by Peter Harwood, a previous Deputy and Chair of the States Supported and Living Well Strategy, has conducted interviews with organisations that work with carers and has investigated the many challenges that carers can face. This includes carers of any age and carers of individuals with any medical or age-related condition. Current estimates suggest that there are between 2,000 and 4,000 voluntary carers in Guernsey.
The report, which can be viewed on this page, reviews the provision and support services available for carers within the voluntary sector, private sector and by the States. Voluntary sector provision includes services for carers of individuals who have a diagnosis of a specific medical condition, such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's, or other mental or physical health conditions. However, there is no one organisation that works to represent the whole community of carers and to look after their needs.
For more detailed information please view the Carers Report on this page.