In March 2016 carers were asked to contribute to a consultation, to inform government on the new Carers Strategy. 6,500 carers and carers support organisations, alongside charities contributed to the consultation.
Carers waited throughout 2017 when government announced that the Carers Strategy had been scrapped and a Carers Action Plan would replace it.
In January 2018, fed up with waiting the We Care Campaign was founded and launched an online petition. Its aim to get government to publish the long awaited Carers Strategy. The petition ran for 6 months, gaining support from carers support organisations, individual carers and decision makers.
A Carers Action Plan was finally published in June 2018.
But an Action Plan is not a Strategy.