Delivering services: Strategies and plans
Calderdale Carers' Strategy
The strategy has been produced by the Carers' Strategy Group which has representatives from organisations involved with carers, including Calderdale Council and NHS Calderdale. This group is responsible for overseeing the delivery of the strategy. The strategy has been approved by the Calderdale Health and Social Care Partnership Board.
In Calderdale there are approximately 20,000 carers - about 10% of the population. Many carers do not think of themselves as a carer and so do not know about the services and support which is available to them. The rising older people population highlights the importance of carers and the services they provide - given that the majority of carers care for older people.
The strategy sets out how carers are supported in Calderdale. The strategy reflects the needs of carers in Calderdale and follows the key themes of the 'National Strategy for Carers: Carers at the heart of 21st century families and communities'.