Carers asked to rate Portsmouth City Council’s performance

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CARERS will be asked to rate Portsmouth City Council’s adult support services in a new survey next month.

Around 1,000 adult carers working in Portsmouth will be selected at random to offer their frank views in a confidential questionnaire on October 1.

The survey will ask carers about their experiences and whether the services available in Portsmouth are any good.

The results will help Portsmouth City Council evaluate the services for carers across the city and make improvements as part of a national initiative.

Cllr Leo Madden, cabinet member for health and social care, said: ‘The more responses we receive, the more improvements we can make. It is important that we receive sufficient feedback to develop our services for carers.’

The last survey in 2009 found one in five carers were dissatisfied with the council.