Carers Support West Sussex is committed to placing carers at the heart of all we do to achieve the best possible personal outcomes for every carer. Carers Voice Network is one of the initiatives that aspires to relay united voices of family & friend carers. It gives Carers opportunity to voice concerns and issues that affect them. It is a place for carers to have their voices heard at local, county and national levels.
Why is it Important?
CVN is important because as Carers you can:
Point out what is overlooked
Develop a service with your experience
Strengthen the change by being a collective voice.
How can I help?
Carers Voice Network (formerly known as Carers Voice) members can assist in supporting Carers Support West Sussex with publicity, consultation, recruitment, developing new services etc. CVN members can also help plan carers events, run support groups and influence and improve all matters concerning the wellbeing of Carers at a strategic level.
What support will I get?
Training will be provided to all the members of Carers Voice Network by “Be the Voice” carer network.
What will I do?
All carers registered with CSWS are listened to and are encouraged to engage
Carers are encouraged to feedback on CSWS service provision at every stage (including complaints)
Help CSWS shape their service: Feedback on website; interview new staff; help plan activities and events; advice on improving services.
Participate in surveys or meetings to help develop strategies, policy and procedures to support carers in West Sussex and South East of England.
Make change and influence society to campaign for carers rights and issues at a regional and national level through participation