Carers are being invited to complete a short survey to confirm whether the key priorities identified in Wolverhampton's draft All-Age Carer Strategy are the right ones.

The City of Wolverhampton Council has previously engaged with carers and partner agencies on the development of the strategy which has led to the identification of five key priorities: Employment and financial wellbeing; Services and systems that work for carers; Supporting young carers; Recognising and supporting carers in the wider community; and Building research and evidence to improve outcomes for carers.

The council now needs carers to confirm that these are the right priorities, and that they agree with the steps that the council and other stakeholders plan to take to achieve them. A short survey is available until 29 April at Vision for the All Age Carers Strategy 2022 to 2027.

Becky Wilkinson, Director of Adult Social Services, said: "Carers play a crucial role in our local community and have a hugely positive impact on the lives of the people they support.

"It's vital that they are given as much help as possible to enable them to carry out their caring role, and that's what we hope to achieve through the new All-Age Carers Strategy for Wolverhampton.

"We need to be sure that the priorities it contains are the right ones and so, if you are a carer or you know someone who is, please take a few moments and let us know."

Supporting carers is a key commitment of the Wolverhampton Cares initiative. Launched by the council and key partners last autumn, it has seen a package of help and support put in place to help the local health and social care sector through the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond. To find out more about Wolverhampton Cares, please visit Wolverhampton Cares.