Caring for a relative, friend or partner is a role that many of us will take on at some point in our lives. The number of carers is growing as more people are living longer, often with complex support needs.
The estimated 11,626 carers living in Slough make a vital contribution to the local community, providing practical, emotional and financial support to others.
For more information, download the Slough Caring for Our Carers Strategy (Joint Carers’ Commissioning Strategy 2016-2021)
From April 2015, both adult and young carers are recognised in law as having the same rights as the people they care for through two very significant pieces of legalisation, the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014.
NHS Slough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Slough Borough Council (SBC) welcome the landmark legislative changes and with carers as our valued partners, have again joined forces to update the Carers strategy. This newly refreshed strategy is aimed at both current and future young and adult carers as well as those who provide support to them. It has been developed at a time of great historical importance for carers.
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If you are or know someone who is a carer, see the Carers Register page, with more information about support for carers.
The changes introduce a duty to local authorities to identity, assess and support carers in their own right as well as a requirement to adopt a coordinated whole-family approach in how support is delivered. Carers also have a right to be consulted about decisions relating to the support and treatment received by the person they care for.