What we do
We help carers in Wiltshire to access support, services, education and training, and breaks from their caring role. We ensure they have a voice in policy making and planning for services, and we work with health and social care professionals and employers to develop best practice.
There are estimated to be over 47,000 unpaid carers in Wiltshire. 2,700 of them are young adult carers aged between the age of 16 and 25 and approximately 700 are young carers who look after, or help to look after siblings or parents. With many who look after a loved one not recognising themselves as carers these numbers are expected to be much higher.
Our services cover the whole of Wiltshire (excluding Swindon) and from the 1st April will be available to all carers including young carers. We can also provide support to people caring for someone in Wiltshire who does not live in the county themselves or those registered at a GP surgery funded by the NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
We are proud to be a network partner of the Carers Trust – the leading national charity for carers in the UK.
Our Mission, Vision & Values
To create a caring community where Wiltshire recognises, values and supports carers.
We aim to ensure all unpaid carers in Wiltshire are supported, have a voice in policy making and their contribution to the community is valued.
1. Carer centred: Ensuring that carers are at the heart of our decision-making.
2. Collaboration: Working with others to develop and deliver best practice.
3 .Enablement and empowerment: We support the growth of individuals in their community and at work.
4. Innovation: We will take a leading role in the development and improvement of services for carers.
5. Access for all: We seek to ensure that all can access the services they need, when they need them.
6. Integrity and honesty: We work towards the highest standards and ensure accountability and transparency at all times.
7. Compassion and empathy: Understanding and demonstrating kindness and consideration through all our work.
We couldn’t do all that we do without your support, and we endeavour to be honest, accountable and respectful in all that we do. Read our Supporter Charter here.
Feedback and Complaints
Carer Support Wiltshire aims to provide the best possible service to carers in Wiltshire. We view all feedback including complaints as an opportunity to learn and improve for the future. Feedback and complaints may be sent by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone or in person to any of our staff at our offices. You can find a copy of our complaints leaflet here.
Accessing the information you need
If you require any of the information on our website in an alternative language or large print please contact us.
Meet the Team
Support Services and Community Connectors
Reaching Communities Team
Partnerships and Development Team
Job Opportunities with CSW
Would you like to work for an organisation that makes a difference within your local community, an organisation that supports unpaid carers and impacts positively on their lives? Carer Support Wiltshire provides support directly to carers, we do this by raising the profile of carers and their needs with health and social care professionals, employers, and the public.
NEW Chief Executive
Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday plus occasional weekend / evening
Salary: £50k per annum
Closing date: 12 noon Monday 17th September 2018
Interviews: Friday 28th September 2018
Carer Support Wiltshire (CSW) is a transformative organisation, dedicated to improving the lives of unpaid carers in Wiltshire and across the UK. We are proud to be a network partner of the Carers Trust – the leading national charity for carers in the UK.
We now seek a new Chief Executive to lead us into and through our next phase of bold growth, including the delivery of our ground-breaking new contract to support carers of all ages within their communities.
This is a pivotal time to be joining CSW. We are already at the forefront of digital innovation in the sector, and are developing new and creative approaches to fundraising in order to diversify our income streams. We need to continue to explore new ways of working in order to support a rising number of carers on a fixed budget. Recent examples of CSWs innovative projects include a Military Covenant funded programme for serving families, an online community resource for Young Adult Carers, a suite of digital support tools and several collaborative projects with local and national charities.
To succeed in this role you will be able to inspire, motivate and lead by example in accordance with our values. Critically you will have an understanding of the health and social care sector and a commitment to improving the lives of unpaid carers. In addition you will have significant experience of developing and delivering organisational strategy and change and experience of working within a governance framework.
In return, you will have the privilege to work with and support a team of highly talented and committed professionals who are motivated and energised by our achievements to date and the opportunities ahead of us.
If this excites you, we would love to hear from you!
CANDIDATE PACK Chief executive candidate pack
For an informal, confidential conversation with Laraine Marriott, Chair, please contact our recruitment agency, Roots HR on 01562 840060 or via email at email@example.com with your name, contact details and availability.
Carer Support Wiltshire
Carer Support Wiltshire is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity. We are also a Mindful employer, and we operate carer-friendly policies.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.
You can find our privacy notice for job applicants here
Why not volunteer?
We are always on the lookout for volunteers to join the team. Find out more here.