The Development Partnership through localised activity undertaken by Hertfordshire ACE is capturing the number of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) carers who are referred to the project to check if their views that BME referrals are higher than anticipated. The first count shows 16% which is high and raises some interesting questions about mainstream practice. ACE Surrey has awarded 48 brokerage applications to date, 16% of which to BME carers (the ethnic minority population in Surrey is 5% and
ACE delivers specific interventions through regional partners Crossroads. Crossroads operate regionally and nationally through 191 schemes to enable carers to be supported
The Development Partnership has national impact through the activity of delivery; implementation; research and policy partners.
The ACE Development Partnership includes European Partners focussed on the work of Cares in the EU.
ACE uses delivery partnerships to identify and enhance exisiting care services, and develop and test new care services, which enable carers to work.
ACE is a national policy partnership that will use the lessons of the research and delivery partnerships to influence long term development and investment in the health and social care sector, including working to establish a National Care Strategy
Across ACE Development Partnership there are four policy officers: In Carers UK; Carers Scotland; Carers Wales; and Contact a Family. The role of these policy officers are to move forward the policy objectives for ACE