Helping shape Southampton’s Carers Strategy 2021-2025

Caring for a family member or friend, unpaid, is a vital, valuable and important contribution to the delivery of adult social care and health services.  You are the expert in care for those you look after, and we are asking you to help plan the new Carers Strategy (2021-2025) which aims to:

  • adapt local services to support carers in their caring role;
  • to help adult carers live a life outside of caring; and
  • support young carers not to spend so much time caring that they can’t live a child’s life.

It is important that decisions about how to improve support for unpaid carers across the city are shaped by and for carers. So, whatever your age, background, experience or caring role your help is valuable.

Please read this document to see the different ways you can take part.  It has been jointly written by Carers in Southampton, No Limits, Southampton City Council and the Southampton Clinical Commissioning Group.

Carers Roles (in PDF)

Carers Roles (in Word)

What to do after you have read this information

Decide on which role/s you would like to volunteer for and contact CiS to tell them:

  1. which role/s you would like to do;
  2. if you are giving evidence tell CiS how you would like to do it e.g. questionnaire, recording, email, post, telephone;
  3. if there are any problems in you doing them e.g. you don’t have internet for the meetings; and/or
    you need support to give evidence or attend meetings.


This anonymous questionnaire will tell us about your experience of caring and help provide services with a better understanding of carers' needs.

Complete the questions online here 

It is also available as a document to download, print and post to us:

Carers Questionnnaire Word document

Carers Questionnaire PDF document

A young carer is a person under 18 years who provides care to another person.

You can tell us how to make support better by doing this short questionnaire.

Aged 8-18 years?  Get help from No Limits.

Carers Coach

Anyone joining the Carers Strategy Steering Board will have the support of a carers coach.

Find out more about the coach in this short video clip here:

Southampton City Council Scrutiny Inquiry

See here: 


Previous strategy:

Carers strategy 2016-2020

How to request:

Care and support plans

Hospital passports:

Hospital Carers Card

Sunflower Lanyards

Learning disability hospital passport

Learning disability dental passport

Share your emergency plan with Southampton services:

Emergency planning

Apply for a Carers Card:

Carers Cards

Carers Assessments for adult carers of adults:

Carers Assessments

Carers Assessments for adult carers of children:

Carers Assessments for parent carers of children (under 18)

Triangle of Care mental health services partnership with carers:

The Triangle of Care