The Trust recently held its first Carers Conference at Middlesbrough Football Club and the event attracted over 140 people.
The conference aimed to bring together people who care for Trust service users so that they could share their experiences, find out more about the support available to them and to help the Trust to develop its carer plan.
Those who attended the event included carers, Trust staff and representatives from partner agencies, such as local authorities, commissioners and third sector carer organisations.
Several carers took to the stage to share their experiences and hopes for the future and their talks were very well received. A number of workshops were also held to allow people to provide valuable input into the Trust’s approach to carers.
Commenting on the day Linda Sloan, involvement and engagement officer for the Trust said “The day was a huge success and we are thrilled with the turnout. It was great to see people engaging with one another and sharing their views and experiences. There was a lot of information to take away from the event and we are reviewing this to agree key action points to take forward.
“I’d like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who took time out of their day to join us. Their involvement really does help us to continue to provide the best possible service.”
Key points to come out of the event included the need for carer awareness training and confidentiality, both of which will be looked at as a priority.
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