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Carers strategy consultation

We plan to publish a new carers strategy in the summer which focuses on the health and wellbeing of carers. It will be an all-ages strategy, aimed at supporting carers to both continue caring and to have a life of their own.

The strategy will last from 2017 to 2022 and has been produced by the health and wellbeing board for North Yorkshire, working on behalf of local residents.

Three in five of us will be a carer at some point and almost everyone will know a family member, friend or colleague who is currently a carer.

With the help of carers and other organisations we've been finding out what's working, what needs to change and how we can do that in partnership.

As a result of this engagement with carers and partners over the last twelve months we have proposed a number of themes for the draft strategy. These are:

  • Improving identification of carers;
  • Improving information and advice;
  • Enabling carers to take a break;
  • Improving carers health and wellbeing;
  • Enhancing financial wellbeing; and
  • Involving carers as experts.

Consultation documents

Supporting documents

If you need further information about the strategy or have any questions please email

Give us your views

To make sure the themes, priorities for improvement and key commitments included in the draft strategy are right for carers and the people they care for, a six week period of formal consultation began on 15 May and will end after carers week on 23 June.

You can participate in the consultation online here:

You can participate in this consultation online or request a paper copy by phoning 01609 534527. You can also call in at your local carers resource centre.

Deadline for comments

The closing date for this consultation is Friday 23 June 2017.