The final report for this can be downloaded here

Access to all the inquiry meetings can be navigated from here

For all meetings of the inquiry after the first one, a recording is available here:

The findings from each meeting will form the minutes from the meeting so will be accessible on the webpages for future meetings.

Scrutiny Inquiry Panel - Carer Friendly Southampton

Agenda and minutes with meeting link:

Full schedule of previous and upcoming meetings:

5th November 2020 Carers health, wellbeing, and safety
Time for yourself to do what you want to do
Health & wellbeing, including mental health needs
Relationships support (family dynamics) and experience of loss

26th November 2020 Carers identification rights and recognition
Role of professionals to identify
Self-identity as a carer
Planning for emergencies
Access and quality of respite or replacement Care, planned and unplanned breaks

7th January 2021 Access to information, advice, and guidance
Financial support and the DWP
Information advice and guidance for the caring role
Access to practical support and help from the community
Housing and adaptations issues

28th January 2021 Support in education and work
Opportunities and challenges in work and education
Access and availability for transport to support the caring role

25th February 2021 Support to carers
Young carers protected and supported to learn and thrive
Access to health and social care services in the caring role
Support and training for a carer

8th April 2021 To approve the final report of the Scrutiny Inquiry and recommendations

Findings from the Scrutiny Inquiry are currently being reviewed in consultation with carers across the city to inform the development of the Carers Strategy 2021-2025.  To find out more about this process please contact us via email to [email protected]