The Joint Havering Carers Strategy 2017 to 2019 has been developed by carers, jointly with Havering Council and the Havering Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and sets out the plans for the next three years.

In fitting with the Care Act, this Strategy focuses on carers aged over 18 providing care and support for another adult. The Action Plan also takes into account, carers of any age caring for someone of any age including  parents who may having caring roles for disabled children and young carers. Parent carer means a person aged 18 or over who provides or intends to provide
care for a disabled child for whom the person has parental responsibility. Young carer means a person under 18 who provides or intends to provide care for another person. Young carers might look after a parent or care for a brother or sister.

The national charity, the Carers Trust explained that “Anyone can become a carer. Carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be of any age. Many feel they are doing what anyone else would in the same situation – looking after their mother, son or best friend, and just getting on with it.”

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