Health Charities

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment

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• 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 is our Carer's Champion and promotes Carer identification & support in the practice. Her first act as champion was 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 logoCare 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

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