Involved In Services
Taking the Carers views into account
Decisions that affect the person you care for must take you the Carers views and opinions into account, as far as it is reasonable and practical in planning services for the person you care for. They should ‘take such steps as they consider appropriate’. They must take account of the care you are providing and the person you care for’s support needs must be taken into account.
If the person you care for has capacity to make their own decisions they have a right to decide if you can be involved.
You have a right to be involved
Your local authority and health board must ‘take such steps as they consider appropriate’ to involve Carers and Carer representatives in the planning and evaluation of services that support Carers.
When you are having your Adult Carer Support Plan conversation your local authority or designated provider must include all the issues and how any such support may be provided, you have the right to be involved in those decisions.
Carers have a right to be involved in services
a) Local authorities and health boards must involve Carers in planning the Carer services they provide.
b) Local authorities must involve Carers in assessing their needs for support and providing that support.
c) Local authorities must take Carers’ views into account in assessing the needs of the person being cared for.
d) Local authorities must consider the views of Carers and Carer representatives when preparing and reviewing short breaks services statements.
The local authority must listen to the views of Carers and Carer representative organisations.
Each local authority must consider the views of Carers and Carer representatives when preparing and reviewing their short breaks services statement. This will help to ensure that the statement remains fit for purpose and appropriate to the needs of local Carers.