Decision details

Support to Carers

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Director of Children and Adult Services submitted a report (previously circulated) to provide an update on the operation of the Darlington Carers Support contract and the recently published National Carers Action Plan 2018-20.


It was reported that the Darlington Carers Support contract has been in place since 1 May 2017 offering a range of support and was performing well with 850 carers on the register being in support of the service.


The National Carers Action Plan 2018-20 was published on 5 June 2018 and sets out the cross-government programme of work to support carers over the next two years.  It was reported that Darlington was well placed to develop a response to the newly published Action Plan which will build on and expand work that was already in progress.  Darlington’s response will be co-produced and carer’s views will be sought during the process.


RESOLVED – (a) That the report be noted.


(b) That the updated Darlington Carers Action Plan is shared with Members following its completion.


Publication date: 16/01/2019

Date of decision: 11/09/2018

Decided at meeting: 11/09/2018 - Adults and Housing Scrutiny Committee

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