North East Lincolnshire Carers' Forum

RECRUITING NOW! Call 01472 242277 if you are interested in joining the Carers Forum and making a difference for Carers in North East Lincolnshire. You can also download an application form below.

The Carers’ Forum comprises a group of existing and former Carers, representing Carers’ interests; this group acts as an independent voice for Carers across North East Lincolnshire, and has a key role in the planning and development of local services and the promotion of Carers’ issues, rights and involvement.

The Forum is intended to provide a channel of communication between individual Carers, Carers’ groups, Carers’ organisations, the NEL Carers’ Strategy Group, NEL community members, commissioners, statutory services, private organisations and voluntary agencies.

The Forum aims to ensure that Carers are recognised, valued and supported. Its role is to:

  • Raise awareness of Carers and Carers’ issues
  • Educate the community of North East Lincolnshire to recognise Carers and become a Carer friendly community
  • Consult, liaise with and inform all other relevant Carers’ forums, support groups and individual Carers, in order to accurately represent their views and support them to have their own voice
  • Offer the unique experience, knowledge and skills of its members, to move the Carers’ agenda forward
  • Get involved in the planning, commissioning and monitoring of local services
  • Negotiate better terms for Carers across North East Lincolnshire
  • Improve support to Carers and those they care for
  • Talk about new and on-going issues and opportunities, and actively plan a forum strategy for dealing with them
  • Inspire innovation and change across the health, social care and voluntary sector
  • Organise publicity and awareness raising campaigns
  • Network and be a key stakeholder on relevant boards, groups, bodies and projects – i.e. the Carers’ Strategy Group

The Forum is Carer-led and is open to Carers of people with varying needs. The Forum has a key role in the planning and development of local services and the promotion of issues affecting local Carers.

Meetings are held monthly on a Friday morning (10.00 am-noon) at the Carers’ Support Service, 1 Town Hall Square, Grimsby. For more information about the Forum and becoming a member, please call the Carers’ Support Service on 01472 242277.

Terms of Reference

External Group/Forum Representation

Key Achievements

Application Form (Word)

Application Form (PDF)

Minutes of meetings

2014 12 December
2015 9 January 13 February 20 March 24 April
22 May 26 June 24 July 21 August
23 October 20 November 18 December
2016 29 January 26 February 18 March 29 April
27 May 24 June  29 July 26 August
20 September 28 October 16 December
2017 27 January 24 February 28 April
26 May 30 June 28 July
29 September 27 October 1 December
2018 26 January 23 February 23 March
25 May 29 June 27 July
26 October 30 November December – Open Meeting
2019 22 January Loneliness & Isolation Workshop 29 March 26 April
31 May 28 June 26 July August – No Meeting
27 September 25 October 29 November December – No Meeting
2020 January – no meeting – Developmental break February – no meeting – Developmental break March – no meeting due to coronavirus April – no meeting due to coronavirus 
May – no meeting due to coronavirus June – no meeting due to coronavirus July – meetings to resume  

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Call the Carers’ Support Service on
01472 242277


The last Friday of the month
10am to 12noon
The Carers’ Support Service
1 Town Hall Square
DN31 1HY