Focus on health: Hywel Dda Carers Information Strategy

The Carers Strategies (Wales) places a duty on Local Health Boards and Local Authorities to work together to prepare, publish and implement an Information and Consultation Strategy for Carers. We took a co-production approach, setting up 16 creative co-design events which ensured that carers and third sector partners were actively involved in the production of the strategy, and in planning the initiatives that would deliver it.

Why is this co-production?

  • Without the involvement and input of Carers, this strategy for communication with Carers would not have been truly co-produced, but carers had an opportunity to feed into the process from the very beginning, shaping the strategy and the resulting aims and action plan.
  • The strategy was a true multi-agency partnership effort. Each member of the strategic group had a role to play in the provision of information, and development of the strategy, providing a clear steer on what it said, and also, on the delivery of the resultant action plan.

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