Carer Voice and Engagement


 

Who knows more about caring for a loved one than you The Carer!


Consulting with Carers

We place carers at the heart of our organisation to ensure that services we offer are effective and accessible regardless of personal circumstances or caring situations. To do this, we need to ask carers opinions on how we are doing and consult on any new services or improvements that we make. We would appreciate your involvement in whatever ways you can contribute, whether that is answering some questions through email or telephone calls or meeting together as part of a consultative group.

If you would like to be involved, please give us a call on 01698 428090 / 01236 755550 and let us know.

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Have Your Say Virtual Clinics

We offer a one to one chat via Near Me where carers who would like to share their views , this service will also be supported by our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Carer support team. This is an opportunity to have your say if a group setting is not for you.

We are offering a one to one chat via Near Me for carers who would like to share their opinions and experiences of their caring journey or to tell us how we are doing and consult on any new services or improvements that we make.


Evening Session (1st Tuesday of the month, 6:30pm - 8:30pm)

No January Meeting

04 May 2021

07 September 2021

02 February 2021

01 June 2021

05 October 2021

02 March 2021

06 July 2021

02 November 2021

06 April 2021

03 August 2021

07 December 2021

Afternoon Session (Last Friday of the month, 1pm - 3pm)

29 January 2021

28 May 2021

24 September 2021

26 February 2021

25 June 2021

29 October 2021

26 March 2021

30 July 2021

26 November 2021

30 April 2021

27 August 2021

No December Meeting

 

Having your voice heard as a carer can be tough. Empowering carers in our communities to have their voices heard helps to promote direct involvement and influence improvement in the planning and delivery of health and social care services.

Being part of a consultative group with other carers can be an effective, innovative and responsive way to share your experiences thus bringing evidence based intelligence and best practice together.

We understand and appreciate how valuable your time is, therefore the topics for each Carers Connected group will be promoted on our website in advance of the meeting to allow carers to prioritise what is important to them and what they would like to be involved with. 

Carers Connected is a consultative group of carers from across South Lanarkshire and carers representatives from other organisations. The uniqueness of this forum is that carers don’t need to be registered with an organisation they just need to live in South Lanarkshire.

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Our Carers Connected meet on the last Tuesday of every month from 10am to 12pm

26 January 2021

25 May 2021

28 September 2021

23 February 2021

29 June 2021

26 October 2021

30 March 2021

27 July 2021

30 November 2021

27 April 2021

31 August 2021

No December Meeting

For a list of the upcoming topics for discussion for our Carers Connected group and previously discussed topics, please see below.


27 April - Caring through the Covid pandemic

Hannah Martin from Carers Trust Scotland will be facilitating a discussion to gather the experiences of carers caring through the covid pandemic. If you would like to join the conversation and discuss your thoughts, and experiences.

Alternatively, you can access the Carers Trust Scotland survey which is for any carer living in Scotland by clicking here.

30 March - Ask Sara

AskSARA (the easy-to-use website helps improve people’s access to a range of ‘self-help’ smart technology and associated services– from automatic pill dispensers to reminder clocks, personal alarms and general equipment to help make daily activities easier – so they can stay well for longer.

23 February - The Adam Project

ADAM is a new platform which will help you to find the right pieces of technology at the right time. Families and carers have told us that they would like to try using digital products and services to look after their health and wellbeing, but worry about making the wrong choices or don't have time to go looking for something that will work. 

We looked at questions that the forum would like to put forward to the Minister Of Health and Sport.

26 January - Consultation with for redesigning of the community Alarm service

At our January meeting we were joined by a representative from South Lanarkshire Council's Digital Office seeking the views of South Lanarkshire carers on the redesign of the Community Alarm Service.