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Carers' Reference Group and Local Carers' Forums

Carers Reference Group

  • Gathers carers’ views and issues across the city from the 3 local Carers Forums, including voluntary and statutory sector services with carers and the wider carers networks
  • Represents carers in the various carer strategic and planning structures within the Glasgow City Health & Social Care Partnership and Carers Partnership, so as to have carer influence on service provision

Local Carers' Forums

  • Help shape and influence the professional practice of support/services to carers
  • Give feedback about user and professional experiences of the services offered to carers

Get involved and find out more here

Locality Engagement Forums

A Locality Engagement Forum (LEF) is active within each of the Partnership’s localities (North East, North West and South).  The membership of Locality Engagement Forums includes service users, patients and carers, and they link with local established forums, groups and networks.

So that each Locality Engagement Forum has a diverse membership, efforts are made to ensure that people with protected characteristics (for example, gender, ethnicity or disability) are able to participate effectively and provided with the appropriate support.

More information on your Locality Engagement Forum is available at https://glasgowcity.hscp.scot/locality-engagement-forums

Parkinson's UK - your views are important to us

As someone who's had Parkinson's for a few years, I know how much of a difference it can make to spend time with other people who know what it's like. But even though there are more than 12,000 of us in Scotland, it can be hard to know what's available locally. I'm a volunteer with Parkinson's UK Scotland because we want to change that, and develop more local opportunities that can help people with Parkinson's - and our partners, family members and friends - to live as well as we can.But to do that, we really need to hear about what activities would help you. We know that people are different, and that many people are not in touch with us.

If you have Parkinson's or are close to someone who does, you can help us by completing our quick survey. You can do it online at https://prksn.uk/ScotSurvey21. Or you can telephone 0344 225 3724 or email us at scotland@parkinsons.org.uk  to ask us for a paper copy and freepost envelope. The survey takes less than 10 minutes. And your response will help us to deliver the activities that people like you want.

We can't wait to hear from you!

Dave Wilson, Parkinson's UK Scotland volunteer, Perth

Care Opinion

Care Opinion is a place where you can share your experience of health or care services, and help make them better for everyone. At Care Opinion we make it safe and simple to share your story online and see other people's stories too. You can see how stories are leading to change. We think that by sharing honest experiences of care, we learn to see the world differently. Working together, we can all help make care better.

Thank you to all who completed the Review of Carer Strategies survey, which has now closed

Are you a carer or someone involved in identifying, involving or supporting unpaid carers? We want to hear your views...

Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership is undertaking a review of Glasgow’s Carer Strategies. Strategic Vision: Glasgow will be a carer friendly city where unpaid carers are fully supported to have a life alongside caring, in order to protect their health and wellbeing and better sustain caring roles.

The 2019-2022 Carer Strategies, Short Breaks Statement and Eligibility Criteria are available on ‘Your Right as a Carer’ page on Your Support Your Way Glasgow.  These documents must be reviewed and published every 3 years. The aim is to review and publish the strategies online during Carers Week June 2022. However, publication may be delayed as the review will also take into consideration the findings of the Independent Review of adult Social Care. The most recent Glasgow City Integration Joint Board Carer Strategy Implementation Update is available.