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All Age Carers Commissioning Strategy 2015-2020

All Age Carers Commissioning Strategy 2015 to 2020

All Age All Carers

Carers are important and play a vital role in our communities. They provide essential care to those who need help and support with daily living. 

Carers need and deserve support. This strategy is intended to make sure that they get the help to:

  • care well and safely

  • look after their own health and wellbeing

  • realise their education and employment potential

  • don’t feel isolated or unable to cope

  • have a life of their own alongside caring responsibilities

The All Age Carers Commissioning Strategy [PDF, 937Kb] outlines the commissioning intentions for all carers across North Lincolnshire.

By understanding the needs of our carers, Health and Social Care Service providers can design, shape and transform services to meet these needs. Working with partners, providers and our communities, we can develop and design services that will achieve improved outcomes for carers and the people they care for.

This Commissioning Strategy is underpinned by a delivery plan that provides a framework for effective commissioning including key quality and performance measures. The delivery plan will be co-produced together with carers, providers and the workforce. It will be monitored through the Carers Strategy Group.   

You are a carer if ...

In North Lincolnshire a carer is considered to be someone who helps another person, usually a relative or friend, in their day to day life. This is not the same as someone who provides care professionally or through a voluntary organisation.

Young carers are children and young people who often take on practical and/or emotional caring responsibilities that would normally be expected of an adult. 

Advice and support

For advice and support please contact:

Adults

familycarerteam@northlincs.gov.uk

01724 298393

Family Carers' Team
Adult Services
Church Square
Scunthorpe
DN15 6NL

Children and young people 

youngcarers@northlincs.gov.uk

01724 407988

Young Carers' Support Service
Oswald House
74 Oswald Road
Scunthorpe
DN15 7PG

Carers of all ages benefit from an integrated and holistic approach to providing personalised care and support.

  • Carers feel safe and are safe 
  • Carers health and wellbeing is maintained 
  • Carers aspirations are raised 
  • Carers are identified early and carer crisis is prevented 
  • Services will be developed to fill gaps 
  • Carers remain independent
  • Carers have help to look after themselves, develop resilience and be more independent
  • Carers will be supported to play a part in their community
  • Carers have a choice of services and receive support when they need it
  • I have support for me when I need it in order to continue with my caring role
  • I do activities with my family member or friend, with support as part of the activity so that we can both enjoy ourselves
  • I have support to keep myself well so that I can continue caring for my family member
  • I know that the person I care for is well looked after when I’m not there  
  • I have support for my family member that I can access quickly if I have an emergency
  • I have time for me when I can do the things I want to and have time away from my caring role

Contact details

commissioningprocurementcontracts@northlincs.gov.uk

01724 298368

Integrated Commissioning Team
Hewson House
Station Road
Brigg
DN20 8XJ

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 9am to 5pm
Friday: 9am to 4.30pm

Last updated: 11/08/2017