Other priorities include:
- Identifying and recognising carers quickly, partners and community organisations will encourage people to self-identify as carers so that they can get access to the right support.
- Valuing carers and young carers’ experience and ensuring they are involved in what happens to the person that they care for
- Making sure carers can access the information they need in the formats they require
- Encouraging communities to support carers through community groups, and helping carers access local groups so that they can socialise and take a break from their caring responsibilities
- Recognising that carers have their own lives to lead alongside their caring role, and leading by example as carer-friendly employers, encouraging more local businesses to do the same
- Ensuring that carers know about new technology that could support them in their caring roles, and supporting them to be confident using new technology or gadgets
- Working with partners to raise the profile of schemes like the Carers Passport, which helps organisations to easily recognise and acknowledge carers
- Developing a range of support for young carers including improved awareness in schools and colleges of young carers, the roll out of a Young Carers passport scheme, and improved support for young carers dealing with the health system locally.