Adult carers in Wolverhampton are being encouraged to complete a national survey if they are contacted to do so.

The Personal Social Services Survey of Adult Carers in England takes place every 2 years, with the latest getting underway this month. It will select a random sample of people who are, or were, a carer during the last 12 months. 

The survey, managed by NHS England, seeks to find out whether services received by carers aged 18 and over are helping them in their caring role and their life outside of caring, and their perception of the services provided to the person they care for.

It also asks carers about their quality of life, the impact of services on their quality of life, and their general health and wellbeing.

The survey will run until the end of November. Those carers selected to take part in the survey will be sent a questionnaire by post, including a freepost return envelope. All responses are confidential.

The City of Wolverhampton Council will analyse the results and share them anonymously with NHS England. 

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, Cabinet Member for Adults and Wellbeing, said: “Your views as a carer matter. If you receive a questionnaire in the post, I would encourage you to complete the survey and give your honest views around the support and services you have received.

“The more people who take part, the more useful the results will be to help us assess, improve and shape local services provided to carers and those cared for. The survey will also help inform future local and national policy decisions, so it's really important you have your say if you are invited to take part."

A carer is someone who looks after a partner, family member or friend in need of support or services because of frailty, physical or learning disability, or illness, including mental illness, regardless of whether or not they receive Carers Allowance.

Wolverhampton’s Carer Support Team offers a range of support for carers, to ensure they are supported in their caring role, have access to the services they need and are able to claim the benefits they are entitled to.

They also provide practical information, guidance and advice on a range of matters including benefits and offer a range of other services including training in essential skills such as first aid.

For more information, please call 01902 553409, visit Carer support or email