Helping shape Southampton’s Carers' Strategy 2021-2026

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 (2021-2026) which aims to:

  • adapt local services to support carers in their caring role;
  • 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.

New plans for the city's carers

Carers in Southampton, No Limits, Southampton City Council and the Southampton Clinical Commissioning Group have consulted carers and organisations across the city to help make new plans.  It is important that anyone providing unpaid care has a chance to see those plans and comment on them so you are invited to to come along to some events in October and add your voice.  All the details are on the poster below.  If you are unable to attend any of the meetings then you can share your views to Carers in Southampton via email to [email protected] or via phone to 023 8058 2387 or respond anonymously via this Google form here.

You can read the draft strategy document here.

Unable to attend any meetings?  Then give your views anonymously via questionnaire here.
We can post you a printed copy on request.

See details for meetings below.

Joining details for the online meeting

Thursday 21 October 10.30-11.30am

The meeting will be held on Zoom. To join click this link
Meeting ID: 844 2723 3244
Passcode: 944595

How to get to the drop-in locations

Monday 18 October 2-6pm
Ashby Children’s Centre, Community Room, Stratton Road, Shirley SO15 5QZ

The nearest bus stop is SI in Shirley Precinct.

First City Red Routes 2, 3 | Bluestar Routes 4, 7, 17, 18 | Xelabus X11

See map:

 

Tuesday 19 October 2-6pm
Cutbush Lane Children’s Centre, Community Room, Cutbush Lane, Townhill Park SO18 2GF

The nearest bus stop is at Meggeson Avenue Community Centre.

First City Red Routes 7 | Bluestar Routes 16 |Unilink Route 9

See map: 

Wednesday 20 October 2.30-6pm
Sure Start Northam, Children’s Centre, Kent St, Northam SO14 5SP

The nearest bus stop is at Britannia Road.

Bluestar Routes 16

The next closest is Princes Street.

Bluestar Routes 3, 16 | First City Red Routes 8 | Xelabus Route 10

See map:

 

If you are unable to attend any of the meetings then you can share your views to Carers in Southampton via email to [email protected] or via phone to 023 8058 2387 or respond anonymously via this Google form here.


You may also like to see:

Carer Friendly Southampton Scrutiny Inquiry

Carers strategy 2016-2020


Useful links:

How to request:

Care and support plans

Hospital passports:

Hospital Carer's Card

Sunflower Lanyards

Learning disability hospital passport

Learning disability dental passport

Share your emergency plan with Southampton services:

Emergency planning

Apply for a Carer's Card:

Carer's Cards

Carer's Assessments for adult carers of adults:

Carer's Assessments

Carer's Assessments for adult carers of children:

Carer's Assessments for parent carers of children (under 18)

Triangle of Care mental health services partnership with carers:

The Triangle of Care