Decision details

Torbay Carers Strategy 2018-21

Decision Maker: Elected Mayor

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


(i)         that the Torbay Carers Strategy 2018-21 and Action Plan attached at Appendix 2 to the submitted report be approved.


(ii)        that the Carers Support Re-design attached at Appendix 1 to the submitted report be noted.

Reasons for the decision:

To increase the capacity of existing services whilst ensuring that more Carers are linked to the support that they need through the delivery of the Torbay Carers Strategy 2018-2021.

Alternative options considered:



This decision will come into force and may be implemented on 15 June 2018 unless the call-in procedure is triggered (as set out in Standing Orders in relation to Overview and Scrutiny).


Torbay has roughly 17,000 unpaid Carers, supporting people who are ageing, have a disability, long-term condition, mental health or substance misuse issues. Carers can be any age, but we have an increasing number who are themselves ageing, and double the national number of people providing more than 100 hours of care a week.


The refreshed Torbay Carers’ Strategy 2018-21 includes a re-designed model of Carer Support to align with the our model of care, and the adults ‘three conversation’ model of support, increasing Carers links with their community and enabling Torbay to support  the increasing numbers and needs of Carers.


Extensive consultation has taken place with Carers who are in receipt of support, with over 800 Carers responding. This has enabled the priorities and action plan for the inter-agency strategy to be drafted.


The revised Policy was presented to the Policy Development and Decision Group (Joint Commissioning Team) on 4 June 2018 and has been subject to formal consultation.


The Elected Mayor considered the recommendations of the Policy Development and Decision Group (Joint Commissioning Team) made on 4 June 2018 and his decision is set out above.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 07/06/2018

Date of decision: 04/06/2018

Effective from: 15/06/2018