You are a carer if…
• you look after someone who is ill, disabled, elderly or frail, and this person depends on you for their needs, care and support
• the help and support you give is unpaid.
Many people are carers without even knowing it. Once you realise that you are a carer you could get the support and information you are entitled to. This could include practical or emotional support, or help to claim suitable benefits.
Sheena has now become our Carer's Champion and will be promoting Carer identification & support in the practice. Her first act as champion has been to create a Carer's Support Noticeboard in the ground floor waiting room. Please check out the board on your next visit to the surgery. We have added some links below for information we hope you will find useful.
Carer's Count - Information & Support for carer's in Kirklees
Carers Count What's On booklet - Carers Count What's On Booklet
Caring for a person with Dementia - Alzheimer's Society - information about many aspects of caring for a person with dementia.
Looking After Me - Course for carers
Connect to Support - Help and advice groups, social outings and events - all for carers.
Care Counts - Need more help? Care Counts is a team of highly qualified, passionate and uniquely trained people with an extraordinary gift for providing an outstanding level of personal care and independent living in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Empowering individuals with the independence they need to enjoy the comfort of their own home, we aim to improve their lives and experience of everyday activities wherever possible.
NHS Choices Guide to Care & Support - This guide is for people who have care and support needs, their carers and people who are planning for their future care needs
Carer's Factsheet - Kirklees Council Carer's Factsheet
Care & Support Jargon Buster - is a plain English guide to the most commonly used social care words and phrases and what they mean