The council is required by central government to assist in this survey every two years as part of the national carers strategy.
We are required to ask all adult carers in the borough to participate in the survey and to collect and collate data which is then used for planning across government. We do not share personal data of carers with any other organisation, but do share anonymised data with other organisation including health, central government and the voluntary sector.
The data is also used by the council to:
- inform delivery of service and support
- monitor and develop standards
- benchmark against other councils