It’s important for carers to have a say about this consultation which closes on 2nd May.
Bristol North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) is trying to improve how their health services meet the needs of the diverse communities in the area. To do this, they are setting up an independent panel that will assess their progress to date.
A personal health budget is an amount of money to support someone’s health and wellbeing needs, which is planned and agreed between them and their local NHS team.
26% of carers in Bristol and 25% of carers in South Gloucestershire have developed their own health conditions since caring. And 50% of carers in Bristol and 46% in South Gloucestershire reported that they had been feeling depressed over the past 12 months. These new figures are from the personal social services survey of adult carers in England and they are higher than the national figures.