In England we are campaigning to influence the new Carers’ Strategy which will set out how carers will be supported over the next five years.
15,115 campaigners signed our petition calling on the new strategy to take into account the needs of people who care for someone with cancer. Thank you to everyone who took action.
On the 29 July 2016 we included the petition as part of our submission to the Department of Health’s consultation on the Carers strategy. Our submission set out how we believe cancer carers should be supported.
We expect the Carers’ Strategy to be published later this year. We will continue to work to make that cancer carers get the support they need.
With your help, we also successfully campaigned to make sure the Care Act (2014) improved the identification and signposting to support of people looking after a loved one with cancer. Read more about our campaign successes.
15,115 campaigners signed our petition.