Who knows the daily reality of caring better than carers?
It’s our lives on hold as we steer past the frustrations, stress, and isolation that caring can bring. Which is why it’s so frustrating when policymakers don’t listen to our experiences or shape services around our needs.
The Gloucestershire Carers Alliance, supported by Carers Gloucestershire, brings together young carers, parent carers and carers of adults to influence policy and improve services, leading to better outcomes for all carers.
By bringing together carers from across the county, we have a greater chance of ensuring our voices are heard. Our networks include forums for parents who care, as well as carers who look after adults. We use our time to consult on the big issues, share experiences, and push for better services and support for local carers.