With society still reeling from the effects of the pandemic, the Wales Carers Summit aimed to identify positive solutions and policy changes that could be made by statutory authorities, carers support organisations and communities to make life better for unpaid carers.
Hosted by Carers Wales and funded by Welsh Government, the online Summit took place the week beginning 7th February 2022. Throughout the week focus group sessions were held on a variety of topics, co-facilitated with a range of organisations.
During the sessions, carers shared their experiences, evidence was gathered and carers articulated how services should and could respond to their needs now and in the future. Key points raised during the week were presented in the form of questions to a panel of health and social care experts in the Friday plenary session.
You can watch highlights from the plenary session in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96dIqhoC-tE
Here is the link to the Carers Summit report on the Carers Wales website: https://www.carersuk.org/wales/policy-resources-for-professionals/policy-library/carers-wales-carers-summit-2022