Use your voice

Use your voice

Consultations and campaign opportunities with Action for Carers.

Consultations and campaigns

Your experiences as a carer – good and bad – are hugely important. Your views are extremely valuable to help make changes for the better for all carers, both in Surrey and nationally.

There are several ways you can share your experiences and express your views – and make a  difference.

The ‘Giving Carers a Voice’ programme

Charity Healthwatch Surrey is commissioned by Surrey County Council to get the views of Surrey’s unpaid carers on all the support and services they receive. They hold consultations, events and run surveys to get feedback to help develop and improve Surrey’s services from SCC, the NHS and other organisations.

If you’d like to share your views with Healthwatch, or find out more about consultations, please get in touch with them:

Healthwatch Surrey

Action for Carers

At Action for Carers we encourage carers using OUR services, to feed back their views.

We hold monthly consulations (see our events pages for listings) and also have a Compliments and Complaints process.

Consulting young people

For young carers, we have a Forum, enabling young people aged 18 and under to use their voice and share their views on our services and others’.

There is a junior forum for children aged 8-11 and a senior forum for 12 upwards. Our forum members contribute their ideas, and many have spoken at events, on television and on radio, gaining new skills and making young carers’ situations real for professionals and public.

More on our Young Carers Forum

External consultations

There are also many surveys, consultations and studies that want to hear from carers, that take place both in Surrey and nationally.

Opportunities range from being part of focus groups, to one-off sessions, and questionnaire-style feedback. There are usually many ways to give your views.

Click the button below to see consultations, taking place in Surrey and across the UK that you might like to take part in.

Consultations

Campaigns

Action for Carers is often involved with, or actively supporting, campaigns that will benefit carers.

These can be Surrey-based, working jointly with other charities and organisations in Surrey, or national, joining campaigns led by Carers UK or Carers Trust.

Carers UK campaigns

Carers Trust campaigns

Telling your story

Telling the story of your experience of caring can also make a difference.
Find out more.

Share your story