Ealing Council is urging people over the age of 18 who are unpaid carers to take part in a national unpaid carer survey that is taking place until 30 November 2023.
The council is writing to a sample of unpaid carers across the borough so they can share their views on the support they recieve so that a local as well as national action plan can be developed. The survey is only being sent to those who have been identified as providing unpaid care for someone.
Councillor Josh Blacker, cabinet member for healthy lives said: “We want to make sure that carers get the best possible support – and the best people to tell us how are carers themselves. If you receive the survey, please complete it and return it. The survey results will help us to help you. It is completely anonymous, and you will not be identified in any survey results published.”
The council says the survey asks questions on a number of issues and topic areas. It seeks to gather a understanding on how unpaid carers manage their lives while caring for others.
The survey is being done via post and can be filled in and sent back, or can be completed over the phone or in person through Ealing Advice Service who can be contacted on 020 8579 8429.
Results from the survey will be published in June 2024 and will be online at: https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/personal-social-services-survey-of-adult-carers