In North Lincolnshire, Carers are not only represented by the Carers’ Support Service, but by forums which work towards improving services and support for Carers and the people they care for.
Forums are made primarily of Carers, who have direct experience of accessing services and support and working with professionals and organisations.
Carers’ forums are always looking for new members who believe they can represent the wider caring community in North Lincolnshire by sharing their experiences and speaking to other Carers to gather their views.
There are two main Carers forums in North Lincolnshire, they are:
The Carers Advisory Partnership (CAP)
The CAP meet on the last Thursday of every month at 10 am to noon. The partnership is made up of Carers and professionals from the Local Authority and the NHS.
For more information visit: www.carersadvisorypartnership.co.uk
To contact the CAP you can leave a message with the Carers’ Support Service by calling 01652 650585 or by writing to; Carers’ Support Centre, 11 Redcombe Lane, Brigg DN20 8AU.
North Lincolnshire Parent Involvement Partnership (PIP)
The PIP is a forum for the views of parents and Carers of disabled children, those with special needs and young families. It is made up of parents and Carers who know on a practical daily basis just how difficult caring for a child can be.
For more information visit: www.northlincspipforum.co.uk
To contact the PIP call 07510 211696.
Having the right information at the right time can make all the difference when you’re looking after someone.
Each year Carers Rights Day bring organisations together to help carers know their rights and find out how to get the help and support they are entitled to.
In 2018 Carers Rights Day was on Friday 30 November and we held an event for Carers to share their views. There was also an opportunity to get answers about the provision and support from health and social care services with our commissioners.
Read our report about the day here.