Effective and early support for Norfolk’s 99,000 informal carers is a high priority for Norfolk County Council and specifically for Adult Social Services. In Norfolk, we know there are an estimated 99,000 informal carers, and our ambition is to reach out to more of those who might need some support to improve outcomes for these carers and those they care for.
Norfolk has had an improvement plan for unpaid carers but it was identified that the pace of this improvement would not be adequate without a radically different approach.
In response we have created “Carers Matter Norfolk – A Transformation Programme for Carers” working in partnership with Bridges Outcomes Partnerships, an established not-for-profit social enterprise. Bridges Outcomes Partnerships, operating under the brand of Carers Matter Norfolk, will provide an enhanced service that will focus on carers and the support they to avoid a crisis happening.
Norfolk County Council is looking for two unpaid carers who would be interested in being part of the governance arrangements for this exciting programme.
We are looking for two carers who would represent the carers’ perspective on the Carers Advisory Board. The Board will provide strategic and practical guidance for the programme and will meet 4 times a year.
The Norfolk Carers Advisory Board will work collaboratively to maximise the success of Carers Matter Norfolk in achieving the aims of the transformation programme.
You will need to be interested and knowledgeable about the needs and experience of unpaid carers and willing to share your views, and those of other carers, with the Board to inform the development and operation of this crucial service for carers.
The first meeting will be held on the morning of 18 August 2020, using Microsoft Teams to facilitate a remote meeting. Recompense will be made for your time and involvement in the Board.
If you are interested, please contact Bethany Small at firstname.lastname@example.org for an informal discussion or simply complete the form below by 5 August 2020 which will be sent directly to Bethany.