Always connected - Gadget addictionYoung carers aged 8 – 25 years are being encouraged to share their experience of being a carer, and to tell City of Wolverhampton Council what information and support that they would find useful. Their feedback will be used to shape the five year All Age Carer’s Strategy from 2016 – 2021. A six week consultation has been launched and will close on Thursday 21st April 2016.

Did you know…in Wolverhampton there are around 600 young people under the age of 15, and 1,800 young people aged 16 – 24 who look after someone else. Many of them spend 20 hours or more every week helping family members, friends or neighbours because they are unwell, elderly or have a disability and could not manage at home without their help. Most young carers look after one of their parents, grandparents or care for a brother or sister.

Find attached a Consultation Questionnaire and Poster. We would appreciate it if you could display the poster, promote the consultation through your organisations mechanisms and forward the information to any relevant contacts.

Young carers can have their say by:

Completing and returning the paper questionnaire or online by visiting Survey Monkey. You can access it by following this link: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YoungCarers2016

Calling (01902) 551040

Email: participation.team@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Write to: Shen Campbell, Participation Officer, Joint Commissioning Team, People Directorate, Wolverhampton City Council, 1st Floor, Civic Centre, St Peter’s Square, Wolverhampton, WV1 1RT,

Information about current consultations (including this one) can be found here http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/article/4047/Current-consultations. The consultation will close on Thursday 21st April 2016. Please note that feedback received after this date will not be included. Apologies if your receive this email more than once.

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