15 Jan 2013 Last updated at 00:00

Carers invited to have their say

A survey is underway to gather the views of carers and young carers on the Isle of Wight.

Compiled by the council and the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group, the survey seeks to find out about the changing needs of carers and provide them with an opportunity to influence the improvement of future services.
The results will be used to develop future support services for carers and young carers which will be detailed in the planning document called Working Together with Carers for the Isle of Wight 2013 to 2015.
The council and Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group are working in partnership with Carers UK and the YMCA to gather the views of carers.
As well as an online survey which can be found at www.iwight.com/carersplan, a number of drop-in sessions have been arranged:
Tuesday 15 January
Special event at Ryde Superbowl (see details below)
Tuesday 22 January
Morrison’s, Newport
9am to 5pm
Wednesday 23 January
Bembridge Library, Church Road, Bembridge
9.30am to 12.30pm
Thursday 24 January
YMCA, Winchester House, Sandown Road, Shanklin
1pm to 4pm
Friday 25 January
Cowes Library, Beckford Road, Cowes
10am to 12 noon
Tuesday 29 January
Lord Louis Library, Orchard Street, Newport
9.30am to 4pm
Thursday 31 January
Alzheimer’s Café, St Johns Church Hall, Newport
6pm to 8.30pm
Friday 1 February
Alzheimer’s Café, All Saints Church, Queens Road, Ryde
A free bowling event at Ryde Superbowl has been arranged for Tuesday 15 January at 5pm. The event is for carers, the person they care for and their family and friends. Representatives from Carers UK and YMCA will be at the event if people would like to talk about their experiences as a carer and share ideas for the carers plan. Anyone who would like to attend should contact Carers UK by calling (01983) 533173 between 10am and 12 noon (Monday to Friday) to book a place. There is no need to book if you would like to come along but not bowl.
People have until 8 February to submit their views. Paper copies of the survey are available by phoning (01983) 821000 or can be picked up at libraries, GP surgeries, help centres and children’s centres.

Carers encouraged to complete the survey
Carers encouraged to complete the survey
  • The Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) represents all 17 GP practices on the Island.
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