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Are You a Carer?

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Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

Carers Champions

Here at Kirkburton Health Centre, we have two Carers Champions, Clare and Emily. We have a dedicated Carer's board on display in the practice with various details of help and support that is available.

Carers Count

TEL: 0300 012 0231  |  EMAIL: INFO@CARERSCOUNT.ORG.UK

Can Carers Count Help You?

Carers Count is a new service for any adult in Kirklees who gives, or has given, time and energy, without being paid, to look after an adult family member or friend who can not manage on their own. 

At Carers Count we recognise that being a carer can impact on your day to day life significantly, including, emotionally (it can be both rewarding and isolating), financially (you may be unable to work)and physically (your own health can suffer as a result).

Carers Count has been set up to promote the wellbeing of carers so they can continue in their caring role and have a life of their own by;

  • Providing quality advice and information

  • Running groups, activities and sessions.

  • Providing support and helping carers to support each other.

  • Helping carers have a voice and be heard through the advocacy service and the Carers Network.

  • Providing training

  • Helping to raise awareness of carers rights and issues to the wider public.

 

Any carer contacting and using the service can expect;

  • To be listened to and taken seriously

  • To be treated with respect.

  • To be supported in a way that meets their individual needs

If you are or have been a carer and would like to gain support from our service or advice and information please get in touch.  This website offers links on current information which may affect you as a carer and information on events and services that Carers Count provides. We also have a facebook page which we would love for you to 'like' to gain access to the current updates at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Carers-Count/274535789350172 



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