We held our first carers conference this month – Carers Speak Up! on Friday 25th November (Carers Rights Day). The aim of the day was to hear the views of carers on the services available to them. We managed to get lots of feedback and the day ended with an interactive poll to see what was important to you – the carer.

Your views are important to us, and the feedback we got on the day was very positive and incredibly helpful. Here are the results from the interactive polling session.

If you missed the chance to ‘Speak Up’ you can do so on our website via this link.

Question 1

Who is the queen of Australia?

A) Julia Gillard

10.26

B) Val Hewison

7.69

C) Elizabeth Windsor

61.54

D) Edna Everage

20.51

Question 2

Where would you prefer to receive our services?

A) The Carers Leeds Centre

22.73

B) Carer Support Groups

34.09

C) GP Surgeries

13.64

D) At Home

29.55

Question 3

What would stop you from taking part in our services?

A) Time

21.62

B) Lack Of Care For The Person You Care For

32.43

C) Nothing Available In My Area

27.03

D) Confidence

18.92

Question 4

When would you prefer to attend the Carers Leeds centre for support?

A) Evenings

7.69

B) Weekdays

48.72

C) Weekends

0

D) All Of The Above

43.59

Question 5

What would you use the Carers Advice Line for?

A) One Off Information Or Advice

18.18

B) Support In A Crisis

40.91

C) Someone To Talk To

22.73

D) Find Out About The Carers Leeds Services

18.18

Question 6

Which support groups would you prefer to attend?

A) Open To All Carers

30.23

B) Specific To The Condition Of The Person You Care For

37.21

C) Specific To The Carer

18.69

D) Able To Bring The Person You Care For

13.95

Question 7

As a carer, how do you feel about the support you receive from your GP?

A) Excellent

17.14

B) Good

22.86

C) Okay

17.14

D) Bad

42.86

Question 8

During busy periods, when calling the Carers Advice Line would you prefer:

A) To Leave A Message

53.49

B) To Hold The Line

16.28

C) To Call Back Later

20.93

D) To Speak To Someone Else Who Is Not A Carer Support Worker

9.3

Question 9

How would you like to receive communication about Carers Leeds?

A) By Letter

42.86

B) By eMail

28.57

C) By Phone

14.29

D) Via Social Media

14.29

Question 10

How frequently would you like to hear about Carers Leeds?

A) Weekly

2.44

B) Monthly

85.37

C) Quarterly

12.2

D) Annually

0

Question 11

When you want to access help, are any of these things standing in your way?

A) Language

12.2

B) Location

39.02

C) Opening Times

41.46

D) The Way We Give You Information

7.32

Question 12

Bringing the person you care for to events?

A) Always

11.9

B) Occasionally

45.24

C) Never

26.19

D) Don’t Mind

16.67

Question 13

What trips would you like to go on?

A) Countryside / Rural

15

B) Active Experiences

22.5

C) Histroic / Cultural

20

D) Coastal

42.5

Question 14

How often would you like Carers Leeds to organise trips?

A) Weekly

5

B) Monthly

45

C) Four Times A Year

47.5

D) Once A Year

2.5

Question 15

What do you think is a reasonable price to pay per person?

A) Nothing

4

B) £5.00

15

C) £10.00

18

D) £15.00

3