Croydon’s previous strategy was published in 2008. Since then, the council has funded a wide range of services, including 83,585 respite breaks, has tested and evaluated some new projects, and has progressed a good way along the road to giving carers control over the resources available for their support. Three years later, the needs and priorities of carers remain much the same, but we are working within a very different financial climate.
Croydon carers strategy 2011 to 2016 updates the earlier strategy by confirming the original objectives whilst setting out the priorities for action in a time of public sector spending constraint.
This strategy has been drawn up in close conjunction with commissioners, BME Forum, service managers and the Croydon Carers Partnership Group (CPG). The CPG brings together carers, providers of services for carers and statutory organisations. We have taken into account the results of the national consultation with carers and the findings of a local survey of carers undertaken in December 2010.
You can download the carers strategy below.