Carers Encouraged to Share Their Views

Posted by: Press Team on 02 January 2024 10:50

Adults in South Tyneside who look after a partner, family member or friend are being encouraged to share their views and help shape support for carers in the future.

The Council is keen to better understand the experiences and needs of unpaid carers who look after a relative or friend who needs help because of an illness, disability, frailty, mental health problem or an addiction.

Carers are being urged to make their voices heard through the Adult Carers Survey which is now open.

The survey covers issues such as health and wellbeing, money and work, social life, 'me-time' and access to services.

Councillor Ruth Berkley, Lead Member for Adults, Health and Independence. said: "The role of carers is invaluable in supporting those they look after. Survey findings provide essential evidence of the pressures and challenges unpaid carers are experiencing and the support they need to deal with these challenges.

"For that reason, I would encourage every adult aged 18 and over with caring responsibilities to please complete the survey. We would ideally like to hear from as wide a range of people as possible so that we can identify any barriers to support."

The survey is now live and can be accessed at and should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. The survey will be open until 23:59 on Wednesday 31 January 2024.

By completing the survey people have a chance to win one of four £25 shopping vouchers. People need only provide their name and telephone number or email address at the end of the survey to be entered into the competition.




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