Introduction

Information from the Survey of Adult Carers England and the Carers in Bedfordshire Adult Carers Questionnaire undertaken in 2019 has provided Central Bedfordshire Council with valuable insight about the current issues for carers in Central Bedfordshire. Within Adult Social Care we have been reviewing this information to help us develop the carers offer for the future.

To help us do this, we are working with Simon Stockton and the Count Me In network using a process called ‘Working Together for Change’, a citizen-led approach for co-producing changes to services through person-centred commissioning and service development.

The approach uses information collected from local people to shine a light on what is working well, what is not working so well and what may need to change for the future, to ensure support is tailored to people’s needs and aspirations for the future. 

A key part of ‘Working for Change’ is about involving local carers, and we are asking you to be involved, by answering the 3 questions below, to tell us about the things that matter most to you in your life as a whole. Your answers will help steer a future workshop, planned for 2021.

When answering each question, please tell us the top two things that matter most to you in your life as a whole. For example, this could be in relation to the support you are receiving from family, friends, professionals and/or from those within the local community; or it could be about a particular aspect of your life such as your homelife, work life, your independence or community involvement.

We understand circumstances may be different at the moment due to COVID, so please take your current circumstances, as well as pre-COVID circumstances, into consideration when answering the questions.

Following analysis of the questionnaire results, we will be holding a 2 day virtual workshop to discuss the information received, understand the patterns emerging about what matters most to carers and use that understanding to help develop a future offer for carers in Central Bedfordshire. You can highlight your interest in the workshops at the end of the questionnaire.

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* 1. In no more than 100 words, or in one sentence per point, please tell us the top two things that are working well in your life at the moment.

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* 2. In no more than 100 words, or in one sentence per point, please tell us the top two things that are NOT working well in your life at the moment.

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* 3. In no more than 100 words, or in one sentence per point, please tell us the top two things that are important to you in the future.

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* 4. Please tell us any additional information you would like to share in the box below.

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* 5. Please advise below if you would be interested in participating in the virtual workshop.

Please note spaces to the workshop will be limited and attendees will be picked at random from those interested in joining.

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* 6. If you have ticked yes to being interested in participating in the virtual workshop, please provide us with your contact details below:

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* 7. About You.
This section is about You. The following information will help us when reviewing your answers and to make sure we are getting views of a cross-section of the community. The answers will not be used to identify any individual.
You can read more about why we ask these questions on the Central Bedfordshire Council website.
The questions are optional, and you can give as much or as little information as you wish.

Are you male or female?

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* 8. What is your age?

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* 9. Do you consider yourself disabled?
Under the Equality Act 2010 a person is considered to have a disability if they have a physical or mental impairment which has a sustained and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities.

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* 10. To which of these groups do you consider you belong?

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