Heads Up 15 July 2022


Carers Trust (HofE) awarded the contract for the All-Age Carer Wellbeing and Support Service

We are pleased to announce that Carers Trust (HofE) has been awarded the contract for the All-Age Carer Wellbeing and Support Service, which is due to begin in October 2022. During the tender process it was critical to us that we had representation from across the carer spectrum, including working carers, parent carers, older carers and of course, young carers.

We wanted real views from real unpaid carers.

So, during the tender we had the privilege of working with young people with caring responsibilities. Their thoughts and comments were invaluable during the evaluation stage, especially when it came to reviewing the provider response to the coproduction question. The young people were able to give their own thoughts and feelings about what they would like to see in a provider.

We want to say a big thank you to the young carers who worked with us. We would also like to say thanks to the safeguarding team at Race Leys Junior School for facilitating. Race Leys is a best practise example of an amazing initiative for young carers. After identifying young carers, they are able to provide the individual young person with practical skills to assist with their caring responsibilities, while at the same time supporting them with their wellbeing and educational development.

Having awarded the contract to Carers Trust (HofE), we are working to get the service up and running, whilst developing and shaping its offer to carers. While we do this, we are always looking for young people with caring responsibilities to come and have their say about the services they want to see.

If your school has young people who would like to participate, please register them by clicking here.  

For further information please email peoplestrategyandcommissioning@warwickshire.gov.uk.


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