In Northamptonshire, NHS, local authorities and voluntary sector organisations are coming together to support carers of people with a learning disability and/or autism in a more integrated way. By ‘carers’ we mean family members or friends providing unpaid care as opposed to paid care workers, although you may receive benefits such as Carers Allowance.

As part of this engagement, local support services are launching two surveys. Both will help shape future plans for services going forward. Descriptions and links can be found below.

The first survey asks carers with lived experience to share their views on what support they feel they need or what would help carers in the future.

This survey is aimed at carers of people with a learning disability and/or autism. There is a section on ‘moving into adulthood’, which is often referred to as 'transitions'. This could be something that carers are navigating now, planning for the future, or looking back to what would have been useful in the past.

Unpaid Carer Survey 

The second survey is aimed at professionals working with unpaid carers whether directly or as a result of supporting a person with a learning disability and/or autism.

Examples could be service providers, social workers, learning disability nurses, teachers or voluntary sector support workers.

Professional Survey

Closing date for responses: Thursday 5th January 2023

Alternate formats are available upon request. Please contact [email protected] with any queries.

Please also share surveys media to any carers or professionals that you may know or download the poster here.