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Have your Say on carers’ rights

Have your Say on carers’ rights

Thursday 24 November 2022

Have your Say on carers’ rights

MEDIA RELEASE: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and not Bailiwick Express, and the text is reproduced exactly as supplied to us

The Dare to Care survey is available on to gather evidence regarding the many issues that anyone caring for a loved one faces in Jersey. All languages available.

Hard copies of the survey are available by emailing

Anyone concerned companions or anyone looking after a friend or family member is invited to complete this survey to help us present the government with a factual view of issues local carers face across the island. Carers Jersey and Enable will then present the finding of the survey to the Government which will take place on Thursday 12th January at the next Government Update meeting. 

Carers Jersey Corporate partner, Le Masurier have very generously offered the chance for participants in the survey to win a fantastic respite package or tech package for young carers if that is what they would prefer.  All participants names will be anonymously entered into a lucky draw hat.

‘This survey is so important we felt it really deserved some support to encourage as many busy carers as possible to find time to take part in this survey to collate a true picture of the situation for Carers in Jersey,’ commented Brian McCarthy, Managing Director, Le Masurier.. ‘We know how desperately needed respite is so hope this, teamed with our ongoing support of Recharger Day and the Dare to Care Campaign helps in some small way to support the vital work of Carers in Jersey.’


The deadline for completion is end of November.

‘We know from our strategic workshops carers are looking for a Carers Minister or some sort of Carer’s Champion role to be created, a Carers Hub has also been suggested which we are looking at the Library as a possibility and eventually Carers Legislation, explained Dr Margaret Bayes MBE, ‘finding and collating views from carers who may not currently be in our network is vital and we hope the ‘Dare to Care’ survey will capture imaginations and lots of carers will find the time to complete and return their views and ideas. I must say a huge thank you to the ‘can do’  team at Enable for coordinating the survey and our wonderful corporate partner Le Masurier for offering such a super incentive for carers to find time to have their say.’


Events for Carers:

Dare to Care Brunches at Holme Grown – NEXT BRUNCH WED 21st DECEMBER 11-1pm.      ALL WELCOME please email to secure your place   

“My husband’s mobility is very poor and I offer him toileting every hour as if we leave it too late then it can be a disaster which is very humiliating. We have resorted to using a wheelchair to get there quicker and use wheels for support to walk back to his chair.    We have one daughter in Jersey who is at work full time but it is difficult to ask a daughter to see to the personal side of her fathers care.  She is wonderful and caring .

His loss of sight is tragic and adds to the daily difficulty that he is experiencing.   He wears an alarm and I can nip out to the local shop for a short time if he chooses not to come with me. “

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