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Staff as carers - we need your help!

If you are a carer then we need your help! In the Staff Health Needs Assessment last year we found out that 47% (420 of 889 respondents) of our staff felt that caring responsibilities have affected their physical and mental wellbeing in the last 12 months. This is a situation we want to improve so we are setting out to learn what support we can offer or changes we can make to help our carers.

If you are a carer you can help us in 2 ways. We’ve created this short survey which asks some simple questions about being a carer at DCHS. We also want to go a step further and run some focus groups and feedback sessions to hear what else we can be doing. If you’d be willing to take part in these please contact We really appreciate your time! You can find out more information about being a carer at DCHS by visiting our dedicated My DCHS webpage by clicking here.