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Unmet needs and service gaps

Background papers: children :: Child Carers :: Unmet needs and service gaps

Only a small proportion of carers in Medway will become known to services. There is a need to improve the way in which carers are identified in order that they are provided with appropriate support. The discussion of a carers' lead role in GPs surgeries is planned to take place shortly will assist in raising the awareness and better identification of carers and carers' issues within primary care settings. Once identified carers should be given the correct information and training for their needs to support them in their caring role.