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Petition to get Government to Publish the Carers Strategy

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:50 pm
by Katy_1510
Hi, my name is Katy and I started a petition to get government to publish the Carers Strategy. I'm a carer myself, I provide care for my husband who has a rare form of motor neurone disease.

I along with 6,500 carers and carers organisations were consulted on the strategy in March 2016. It was expected that the Strategy would be published at the end of 2016. Carers waited throughout 2017. Finally an action plan was announced last November. This was due at the end of January but has failed to arrive. I was so annoyed that my carer's voice, along with all those others carers' voices had been silenced and precious time wasted that I wrote this petition to get Government to publish the Carers Strategy. Carers support organisations throughout the country are starting to support the petition, along with many MPs. All recognise that its a poor way to treat carers. Some local authorities are even resorting to writing their own strategies. We need a national strategy, so that all carers no matter where they are can receive the same support. If you feel you can support this petition by signing and sharing it, I would be very grateful. Every single signature will make a huge difference. Thank you, Katy

Re: Petition to get Government to Publish the Carers Strategy

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:01 pm
by Chris From The Gulag
The following , existing thread will be of assistance here : ... t=strategy

From our point of view , a chicken / egg situation.

Ideally , carers will be consulted ... apparently , some have already been consulted but none have reported back on here ( ??? ) ... in line with the " Phoney " consultations almost a decade ... BEFORE any " Strategy " is planned let alone finalised.

I will asssume that , at least one carer , mentioned our " Lord Kitch " ... all issues together under one thread for anyone to peruse ???

Lord Kitch thread : ... rd%20kitch

We still await the publishing of the outcome of the DWP / Carers UK meeting back in March 2017 ... Michael did post on the Strategy thread that it would be ... sigh ???

In the real world , we can only expect the worst as the existing thread makes great pains to point out.