Who can help me? Exploring the experiences of carers for people living with a neurological condition.

January 25, 2024

Our latest project “Who can help me?”: Exploring the experiences of carers for people living a neurological condition, is set to launch in a couple of months.

What is the aim of the project?

The aim of the engagement is to understand the experiences of family members and carers who support people living with a neurological condition. Analysis of experiences will uncover whether the individual needs of a carer are addressed, including how their health and wellbeing may have been affected.

Why are we doing this project?

Over the last 18 months, whilst engaging with members of the public, our engagement team have identified that there are gaps in support for carers and family members supporting people with neurological conditions including Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, and Multiple Sclerosis. This project aims to collect evidence of this lack of support, so that recommendations can be formulated to influence change and improvements for carers.

How can you get involved?

We are looking for carers or family members who are currently caring or have cared for someone  with a neurological condition in the last 12 months, who would like to be involved in an initial steering group. This is to ensure the project is co-produced with carers who can offer invaluable insight.

As part of the steering group, you will work with Healthwatch Lancashire and local community stakeholders to help steer the focus of the project and monitor the project progress. The steering group tend to meet every 6 weeks, however, whatever you can contribute would be great.

If you are a carer, your insights and experiences will be invaluable and we would love for you to be involved.

Have any questions? You can contact Healthwatch Lancashire by phone on 01524 239100 or by email at info@healthwatchlancashire.co.uk.