My interest in the subject was sparked after reading a report which indicated that many unpaid carers were feeling exhausted, ill and short of money. Here is the background – https://www.claire-wright.org/index.php/post/scrutiny_review_to_take_place_into_how_devon_carers_are_coping
After a useful meeting at Westbank, I duly proposed a spotlight review once again into how people who are caring for relatives and friends are managing, at the September meeting. It was agreed this time.
I have now enquired twice when this review is going to have its first meeting but have had unsatisfactory answers.
At yesterday’s committee meeting I asked again when the first meeting was going to take place.
I was told that it wouldn’t take place until at least June as more information was needed.
I pointed out that this was almost a year after I had proposed the review (actually it is longer as I originally proposed it last April but it was not agreed then).
But the chair said the information was required before a spotlight review was held.
This is deeply disappointing and feels as though the issue is being kicked into the long grass.
I know many carers out there are struggling and to defer this issue is unfair and wrong in my view.
I will definitely be pursuing this.