Carers Asked to Give Their Views in National Survey

This autumn around 1,500 local carers will receive a copy of a postal questionnaire from Derbyshire County Council as part of the Personal Social Services Survey of Adult Carers in England (SACE). Not everyone who is a carer will be sent a questionnaire; it will go out to a sample of carers selected at random.

This national survey is run every two years by all local authorities with responsibility for providing adult social care services. It’s a chance for those who do take part have a say about the support and services they receive.

The questionnaire asks about the impact that services have on carers’ quality of life. It also collects information on the general health and wellbeing of carers.

The results of the survey will be used by the Care Quality Commission, NHS Digital (the organisation that runs the survey nationally), and Derbyshire County Council, to find out what carers think of their support and services and how services may be improved.

The questionnaires will be sent out during October and all responses need to be returned by 25 November. The results are expected later in 2017 and will be made available on Derbyshire County Council’s website.

For further information about Derbyshire County Council’s support for carers please contact Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190.