Campaigns, consultations and co-production work are your opportunity to have a voice on local and national issues affecting carers.
Campaigns and consultations (such as surveys and discussions) are your opportunity to have a voice on local and national issues affecting carers, or of interest to carers.
We organise our own consultations to review our services and help us plan for the future and support organisations in their campaign work or with getting feedback, for example Hertfordshire County Council, Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust and other NHS organisations in the county, when looking to improve, change or introduce services.
If there are relevant consultations or campaigns taking place we have shared details below.
Every few years we carry out a survey to find out the caring situation in Hertfordshire. Our last survey was in 2022 and you can find out about our findings on our Carers Survey page.
Hertfordshire County Council: You can find Hertfordshire County Council’s current consultations, on ALL topics on the council’s website via this link – Hertfordshire County Council Consultations.
Healthwatch Hertfordshire for Hertfordshire County Council: People in Hertfordshire are being asked about their thoughts and experiences of voluntary and community services in the county – services such as ours. Healthwatch Hertfordshire wants people to complete a short survey aimed at finding out how effective services are at helping you and if your voice is heard. The survey can be taken at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VolComServices and closes on Monday 4th September 2023.
Co-production brings professionals together with service users and carers to combine their skills, knowledge and lived experience to have their say on local services and influence how they may be delivered in the future. People work together to design, improve, review or monitor services.
In Hertfordshire there are various co-production boards, each with a specific focus, for example dementia or physical disabilities. You can find out more about Co-production in Hertfordshire on Hertfordshire County Council’s website.