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Having your say

There are lots of opportunities to help us develop our service and support.

We carry out regular surveys and focus groups to find out what you think and ask for your suggestions of how to improve the organisation.  Carers can become Volunteers and get involved in a practical way. Carers can become “Members” of the charity, vote at the Annual General Meeting and some go forward to become Trustees, steering the direction of the organisation.We can support you to have your say in how services provided by the NHS and County Council are developed.  This may be through attending an event, a focus group, or through questionnaires. Carers have also taken part in Medical Student and Social Worker training so the students know first-hand what it feels like to be a Carer.  In addition, Carers have been developing the local Dementia Strategy, the Learning Disability Engagement Forum and many other issues. Our team of Development Workers can support you with specific issues around Mental HealthLearning DisabilitiesNHS andSocial Care Services and can feed your views into the meetings they attend.  If you would like to get involved ask your Carer Support Coordinator or contact us

Palliative and End of Life Care Survey

Durham County Council in conjunction with Macmillan is currently working on a project which aims to:

  • Promote and develop awareness of palliative and end of life care needs within County Durham.

  • Redesign curren social care practice and feed into bigger, multi-agency End of Life development across health and social care.

  • Look at current processes within County Durham Council Adult Social Care to determine how the authority responds to and manages End of Life cases to affect improvements for service users and carers.

  • Up-skill and train staff in End of Life care issues and increase knowledge, skills and general awareness.

You can help by completing the following questionnaire