Our vision is of a community where Carers are fully recognised, valued and supported in their caring role.
We believe that Carers should be able to:
...enjoy mental and physical wellbeing and be treated with dignity.
...undertake their caring responsibilities without financial hardship.
...be recognised, respected and involved as an equal partner in care.
...have a fulfilling life, engaging within their communities as they wish.
...have a significant influence on policy making and planning for services that have an impact on carers.
Our mission is to enhance the lives of Carers and empower them to make informed choices that have a positive influence on their lives.
Our work will be informed by and responsive to Carers, ensuring the services and support we provide continue to meet the needs of Carers, today and in the future.
We will take a leading, proactive role in the development and improvement of services for Carers.
We will not compromise our independence which is vital to us being able to effectively represent and support Carers.
We will work in partnership with other organisations in a coordinated way to effectively meet the varied and diverse needs of Carers.
We celebrate diversity and will to be inclusive in everything we do as both an employer and service provider.
We will provide good quality support and services to meet the needs of Carers, looking to continually improve and develop and share best practice.
Our staff and volunteer team is our most valuable asset. To recruit and retain good people we need to be recognised as a good employer.
Value for Money
We recognise we are dealing with public money and challenge ourselves to make effective and efficient use of resources and open ourselves to relevant scrutiny.
We have a responsibility to the wider community to consider social, economic and environmental issues in our decision making.
To enable us to enhance the lives of Carers we will:
Identify more Carers, increasing year on year the number accessing services.
Provide a diverse range of quality services in response to their needs.
Give Carers a ‘collective voice' to influence policy making and service planning.
Maintain Carers Gloucestershire as an effective and sustainable organisation.
We recognise the geographical diversity of Gloucestershire and will ensure that we take measures to make our services as accessible as possible to all regardless of location.