Closed 11 Sep 2018

Opened 7 Aug 2018



Birmingham City Council’s (BCC) Adult Social Care and Health directorate, Clinical Commissioning Group for the National Health Service and Birmingham Children’s Trust are developing a joint vision and commissioning strategy for carers in the city.  The strategy, alongside an easyread version, can be seen below listed as a related document.

A carer is someone who looks after a relative or friend who is ill, has a physical, sensory or mental impairment, is older and frail or is affected by substance misuse.

A carer may be a parent, spouse or partner, son or daughter, another relative or a friend or neighbour.  A carer may be providing practical care, emotional support and encouragement or in many cases both.

Carers make a critical contribution to those they care for and also to the sustainability of the health and social care system. 

It has already been established that most people are likely to be affected by, or have caring responsibilities at some stage in their lives.

This strategy will take a whole life approach to reduce the impact of the transition between different ages and stages of life.  We want to ensure that people get the right type and level of support at the right time.   The strategy is designed to recognise the importance of promoting positive health and wellbeing with and for carers including self-care and self-management in everyday life.

Historically in Birmingham the commissioning of services for carers has sometimes been delivered separately by both the local authority and health partners.  This strategy provides an opportunity to set out an integrated approach for the future which meets the needs of carers and provides carers with better outcomes for their own health and wellbeing.

Why We Are Consulting

We would like to know what is important to you and what you think we need to include in our strategy.  This is the first step in seeking the views of carers across Birmingham. 

There are easy read versions of both the introduction and surveys listed under relevant documents below.


What Happens Next

Your responses will be used solely for this consultation and to inform the development of the strategy.  All responses will be kept confidential and any comments used will be kept anonymous and individuals will not be identified.

Your personal data will be held by BCC as the data controller and will not be shared with any other organisation.  This survey is being conducted in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection regulations (GDPR).  If you would like to know more about our data protection please visit


The consultation begins on Tuesday 7th August and will end on Tuesday 11th September.


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