Hi Tony … Information / Support / Training.
Information … as a general backgound :
Identifying carers … a problem that nobody has tackled in 40+ years.
2 ends of the spectrum … senior citizens " In sickness and heath " … do not see themselves as carers.
Child Carers ?
Support and training :
Subject to the underlying problem of identifying careers locally . how can ANY LA create a policy … a policy for whom exactly ?
Plenty of local examples available simply by an Internet search : LOCAL SUPPORT SCHEMES FOR FAMILY CARERS.
CUK annual survey mentioned … our views on that one are well known …around 1 in 1,000 respond … replies geared towards
those with Internet access.
( 100,000 famly / kinship carers used a foodbank for the year ended 31 December 2017 … NOTHING in the survey on this ? )
To help carers in the caring role and / or juggle work with caring ?
And … at what price ?
3.9 million family / kinship carers are surviving below / at / close to the Official Poverty Line.
For them … eat / heat / roof … quite a feat if all three are secured on a weekly basis ?
Many on here will argue that they themselves tend to train those who are sent to train them !
In our world … CarerLand … we look apon ourselves as the professionals.
Perhaps all new recruits should be assigned to a variety of us before they are let lose on the general public … suits as well as
the paid care worker diminishings corps ???
Plenty more … just stratching the surface so that you can , eventually , frame the REAL questions.
Bearing in mnd that most LAs are now close to breakdown ?
( Carers Assessments ? What is the real point of these creations if everything mentioned above is not acted apon … and a price a carer can afford ??? )
One final thought … a fundamental one … carer / caree … a partnership … no caree , no carer.
Future policies to be governed by that important aspect ?