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Calling all unpaid carers: Learning Disability & Autism: Review of Carers Support

19 December 2022

A care worker giving a service user a cup of tea

In Northamptonshire, we are bringing together local NHS, West Northamptonshire Council, North Northamptonshire Council and voluntary sector organisations to support carers of people with a learning disability and/or autism in a more joined-up way. To do this, we are asking for feedback from carers to understand the service provision needed to better meet the needs of those with a learning disability and/or Autism, to help shape future plans for services going forwards.

By ‘carers’ we mean family members or friends providing unpaid care as opposed to paid care workers, although they may receive benefits such as Carers Allowance.

The survey asks unpaid carers in Northamptonshire with lived experience of caring for a loved-one with a learning disability and/or autism to share their views on what support they feel they need or what would help carers planning in the future.

It is really important that we hear your views to ensure we better understand needs and highlight opportunities for more integrated ways of working between services and organisations.

The survey will take just over 10 minutes to complete and will close on 31 January 2023. All responses are anonymous.

Alternate formats are available upon request.

Please contact [email protected] with any queries or alternatively, if you would like to find out what support is available to you as a carer please contact Northamptonshire carers: [email protected]

Please see the Northamptonshire Carers website for a self-referral for a ‘Carers Assessment’.

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