Carer council

Do you have ideas about what makes a difference to carers?

Whatever your role as a carer*, we want to hear from you. Caring Together believe that you, as carers, are the experts when it comes to issues affecting you and those you care for.

We want carers of all ages, and from all parts of the community, involved in having their voices heard on a range of topics. We are committed to carers being at the heart of all that we do.

The carer council has been created to ensure the voice of carers is heard throughout the work of Caring Together, and further afield.

If you are interested, or for a chat to find out more about how you could get involved, contact Steve Acklam, chair of the carer council, at [email protected]

Caring Together will reimburse reasonable expenses and look to coordinate replacement care if needed to enable carers to be part of the council.

*A carer is someone who looks after a family member or friend who would struggle to cope without their support. We also want to hear from people who are former carers, they are very much included in this important work.

The role of the carer council

The carer council makes sure the voices of carers and former carers are heard and acted on in everything done by Caring Together.

This includes recruitment and training of staff, designing new projects to support carers, or telling the media and the public about the issues carers are facing.

Click here to download the Terms of Reference of the Caring Together Carer Council [PDF, 150kB]

How you can make a difference with the carer council

Do you want an opportunity to give your views as a carer? Whatever your role as a carer, we want to hear from you. We want to have carers of all ages, and from all parts of the community involved in our new carer council. 

Chair of the carer council, Steve Acklam has shared his experience of being a carer and how you can join the carer council to make a difference.