Diary of a Sutton Councillor

Tuesday 27th January 11.30am

Carers Partnership Board Meeting

Two of the main speakers at this meeting had to cancel so the main item remaining was the establishment of a Sutton Transition Partnership. Toby Price lead for the transition of disabled young people from children’s to adult services attended to update us on this matter. We were aware of concerns raised previously about the transition from children’s services to adult services and the setting up of a partnership specifically to seek improvements in this area was welcomed.


The Partnership is expected to commence in April with a ‘Transition Conference’. The board requested a Carers item at this event.


It was agreed that there should be a representative from the Carers Partnership Board on the Transition Partnership Board.


During the course of the meeting Claire Shearer, a carer, brought up the issue of access to information after a bereavement. In trying to help a friend who was recently bereaved she had realised how difficult it was to find out about what to do from funeral benefits to claim to who to notify. There appeared to be no collated information on the Council website.


After the meeting I followed up this matter and have been working with the Superintendent Registrar at Sutton Registry Office to get the information that appears on their website also on the Council website. At the next CPB meeting I will be asking members to review the information to ensure that it contains sufficient detail to assist carers specifically.


March 11, 2009 - Posted by | Meeting

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