The council and the Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group have published a new three-year blueprint on how they will support the borough’s carers and young carers.
Wandsworth has thousands of people who provide unpaid care for others, including up to 600 ‘young carers’ under the age of 25.
The new Carers’ Strategy, Working Together, was drawn up following conversations and focus groups with caring professionals carers and young carers. These were led by the Carers’ Partnership Board made up of representatives across health and social care, as well as carer representatives.
Carers Partnership Wandsworth is jointly commissioned by the council and the CCG to support adult carers in Wandsworth. The council also funds a Young Carers Project which provides young carers with the opportunity to socialise, share experiences, enjoy activities and outings and access support.
Find out more at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/carers or call 020 8871 7707