The States of Guernsey is developing a Carers' Action Plan.
By 'carers' we mean for people who provide unpaid support to their family members, neighbours or friends. Many people play important roles in supporting family members and friends. This might include, for example, supporting people who are elderly, disabled, or experiencing long-term health issues. There are different ways in which carers might support family members or friends. These could include making meals for someone, helping them to get up in the morning, helping with shopping or keeping an eye on someone who is at risk. Most people will undertake a caring role at some point in their lives.
As part of the Supported Living and Ageing Well Strategy the States of Guernsey made a strategic commitment to 'recognise the value of informal carers and seek to ensure that they are supported'. In fulfilment of that commitment, the States is in developing a Carers Action Plan which will outline the priority actions that need to be undertaken to support people in Guernsey and Alderney who support family members and friends. It will be published during 2018.
At the start of 2018, the views of carers were sought via a survey in order to help identify the priorities for the Action Plan, and what changes should be included in it to better support carers in future. This survey closed on 7th March and the responses are now being analysed.
The results will be published by 30th May 2018.
If you have any questions about the Action Plan please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01481 732546.