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Use your voice for future carers

Carers' Voice network

People often tell us that they feel unseen and undervalued by professionals and decision-makers when it comes to caring for their loved ones. Carers’ Voice aims to change this.  

We want to ensure that people with experience of looking after someone have their voice heard when it comes to decisions that impact them or the person they care for. 

Carers’ Voice is a peer group for former and current carers to come together and share their knowledge, experience and to help shape services for future carers. 

Members often communicate with local and national organisations, particularly working closely with professional services in the area including Bath and North East Somerset Council, Bath and North East Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and the RUH.  

How we can help

There are lots of fantastic benefits to joining the Carers' Voice network.

  • Have your voice heard and share the carer perspective
  • Be part of a community making positive change  
  • Make a difference for future carers 
  • Enhance your skills 
  • Work with a range of local and national organisations 
  • Meet and make new friends 
  • We also cover any expenses 

Who can access Carers' Voice?

Anyone over the age of 18 years old with experience of caring for someone else can join the Carers' Voice network. This can be former or current carers.

If you are a young adult carer aged between 18 - 25 years old, you have incredible insight on both young and adult services. You can join our Carer's Voice network or our Speak out Young Carers (SOYC) network to help influence services for young carers.

How to join Carers' Voice

To join, arrange an informal chat with our lovely Participation Officer, Anne-Marie on 0800 038 8885 (9am – 1pm) or email info@banescarerscentre.org.uk. We'll answer any questions you may have.

Frequently asked questions

Here's some answers to common questions about our Carers' Voice network.

Carers Voice meet virtually or at our Woodlands Centre based in Bath.

You can dedicate as much time as you like! You can get involved in as much or as little as you are able. 

Absolutely, we are often looking for people who can offer their thoughts about a subject or document, online or offline. We can communicate by email, post or phone, whatever is best for you. Just let Anne-Marie know how you’d like to be involved! Email info@banescarerscentre.org.uk or call on 0800 038 8885 (Mon - Fri, 8:15am – 12pm). 

Yes of course! We want you to have comment on the things that are important to you. You are in control of what you want to do.

Need to talk? Call our Freephone Support Line on 0800 0388 885 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 1pm)