Kingston’s carers contribute between £124m and £250m worth of care each year to our local economy.
Their role needs to be acknowledged and respected by all health and social care professionals.
They should be treated as expert care partners and given adequate support in their caring role.
Carers often neglect their own health and wellbeing and at risk of emotional, mental and physical health problems.
We need to make sure that carers are everyone’s business and that all professionals think ‘carer’ when planning any health or social care support.
Working with GPs and Kingston Hospital are significant steps in addressing the needs of carers by improving recognition and helping carers access the right support.