Carers add enormous value to the local health and social care economy. Milton Keynes is to expect considerable growth in the local older population in the next decade, as such there will be increased numbers of people who require care and those providing the care will also be older. Local partners in health and social care have a critical role to play in the support of carers locally and need to ensure the support to carers will enable them to remain economically active, enjoy good physical and mental wellbeing which will empower them to continue to make a key contribution in meeting the support needs of those they care for.
To promote wellbeing and independence at all stages to reduce carers reaching a crisis point, continuing investment in carer support is critical.
The Clinical Commissioning Group are required to undertake the following actions to appropriately identify and meet the support needs of carers in Milton Keynes
Identification of future requirements of carers support in light of “Caring for Our Future” recommendations, in partnership with key stakeholders
Redevelopment of local Joint Commissioning Carers Strategy. ensuring alignment to transformed local governance structures including the Health and Wellbeing Board.