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Consultations, Surveys and Campaigns

Current consultations, surveys and campaigns

Carers may wish to take part in the following local, regional or national consultations, surveys and campaigns.

Have recent changes in law really made a difference for carers?

We would really like to hear your views about the Care Act and the difference that it has – or has not made for you and the person that you care for.

Please come along to an informal consultation session at Sunderland Carers' Centre on Tuesday 12th April, 11.30am, to discuss your experience of care and support before and after the care act.

If you would like further information about this event please contact Amanda Brown, on 0191 5375746.

What do you think about the services provided by Sunderland Carers' Centre?

Sunderland Carers' Centre wants to give as good a service as possible to carers and we would like your views on the services we provide.

Please help us and take part in our short survey:

Click here to take part

Have your say on the quality of care received by young people aged 0 - 25 who have cerebral palsy

The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death are currently looking into the quality of care received by young people, aged 0 - 25, who have cerebral palsy and they want you to have your say.

For information about the project click here

All information provided will be kept strictly anonymous.

If you are a young person with cerebral palsy click here

If you are a parent/carer click here

Have you recently received equipment from Sunderland Community Equipment Service?

If so the service would be very grateful for your help. They are continuously trying to improve services for patients in Sunderland, and are currently reviewing the community equipment service. It would help them to do that if you could take some time to answer a small number of questions.

Below is a link that will take you to a short survey. In order for them to be able to include your responses in their review, they need to receive your reply by Friday 22nd April 2016.

Click here to take part

How can the government improve support for carers?

The Department of Health wants to know how they can improve support for carers.

Tell them your thoughts.

Click here to take part

Consultation closes 30th June 2016.

Do you have a long term health problem or look after someone who does?

All Together Better logo

All Together Better would like to find out what you think about local health and social care services.

All Together Better is a new service that brings together health and social care staff along with a range of other organisations, including charities and carer support agencies, to help people stay as well as possible and in their own home.

All Together Better is for people in Sunderland with long-term health problems or disabilities, but who need a little extra, short-term care to prevent them going into hospital if they don’t need to be there, or support them after they’ve been discharged from hospital.

Please fill in their survey - click here

If you would prefer a printed copy of the survey you can send back free of charge please call (0191) 561 3328 or email

Closing date: Saturday 30th April 2016

State of Caring Survey 2016

Carers UK is conducting its annual survey to find our what life is like for people who are caring and what needs to change to make life better.

Click here to take part

The closing date is Friday 15th April 2016.

Healthwatch Sunderland logoYour voice logo



What is Healthwatch?

Healthwatch was launched in England on April 1st 2013 to give people using health and social care services a powerful voice - both locally and nationally.  Healthwatch will build on the work carried out by Local Involvement Networks.

Sunderland Healthwatch

Sunderland Healthwatch wants to hear about your experiences good and bad, issues or problems in using Sunderland NHS and social care services so that they can influence service providers and commissioners to improve your services. Healthwatch Sunderland will cover all health and social services in the city of Sunderland. This includes services offered by hospitals, GP surgeries, walk-in centres, ambulance services, dental surgeries, mental health care, care homes, respite providers and home helps. In Sunderland, feedback and suggestions from local people, groups and organisations will be used to shape services.

How can I find out more and get involved in Sunderland Healthwatch?

  • Become a member
  • Help shape the Sunderland Healthwatch Management Board
  • Influence health and social care decisions in Sunderland
  • Challenge existing service delivery
  • Become an 'Enter & View' volunteer and visit services
  • Become an Information Champion and help spread the word about Healthwatch in your community

For more information phone (0191) 514 7145, email or click here

Your community... your say

Your guide to getting involved in the decisions that affect you, your local area and the whole city

Sunderland Partnership logoSunderland City Council is working with partners to provide a range of ways for local people to become involved and influence decisions about their local area and Sunderland.

This directory provides information and contact details of the different opportunities available to you.  Whether you are interested in a particular issue, service or community in Sunderland there is a way for you to get involved and influence the decisions that are being made.

Click here to view the guide

The Council would also like your feedback on the booklet to help them improve future editions.

Click here to provide your feeback

Consultation Calendar

Click here to view the Consultation Calendar


Feedback on recent consultations, surveys and campaigns

To find out what has happened following recent consultations, surveys and campaigns that you may have taken part in click here.


Recent examples and consultation reports

To look at some of the recent examples of how carers in the city have been given the opportunity to influence policy and service development at events organised by Sunderland Carers' Centre and to read the consultation reports click here.