14 SEP 2018

Caring for Suffolk's Carers

A regular supporter of Suffolk Family Carers, Dr Dan Poulter was delighted to visit the organisation to learn more about recent changes and developments there.

For decades, Suffolk Family Carers have provided support, advice and information to thousands of family carers across Suffolk. We all know that people are living longer, often with complex health conditions and illnesses. Here in Suffolk alone, there are over 78,000 identified carers looking after family members and loved ones. Suffolk Family Carers work to support these carers in their roles.

In particular, Dr Dan spoke to the team about the work they are doing to support young carers, who are often coping with the demands of school while caring for a parent or family member with ill health. The team have also been recognised for the outstanding work they are doing around mental health and wellbeing.

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NHS 10-Year Plan (19 Feb 2019)
Daniel Poulter: The hon. Gentleman is right to highlight the Blair Government’s injection of cash into the NHS and the meaningful difference that that made to many patients’ lives. On the waiting-time targets, if we are serious about parity for mental health and physical health, we should reflect on the fact that historically there have not been access targets for mental health of anywhere near the same...

NHS 10-Year Plan (19 Feb 2019)
Daniel Poulter: The plan recognises that some proposals in the Health and Social Care Act 2012 were made in error when it comes to the transference of powers to public health bodies and local authorities. However, based on my reading of the plan, the omission from that list relates to addiction services. If we are serious about mental health and about improving care and reducing health inequalities in areas...