To develop this guide, Carers Trust Wales has undertaken substantial desk research including analysis of academic and other notable publications. Additionally, we have undertaken active research, including in-depth interviews with carers services across Wales, to develop a deeper understanding of what is working well.
Through this approach we have identified evidence-based criteria which can be used to understand the quality and appropriateness of carers services. These criteria recognise that regardless of the service model used, it is essential that all services commissioned to support carers:
- Meet obligations under the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014
- Deliver the Wellbeing Objectives under the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015
- Deliver against the Ministerial priorities for carers
- Adequately reflect carers’ views, experiences and preferences.
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