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Carers Trust Mid Yorkshire is a local charity working in partnership with Kirklees Council to support unpaid family carers at no cost to themselves in an emergency or to access a regular weekly break where needed. As a charity, we care for people not for profit. No-one cares more than Carers Trust.
Carers Trust Mid Yorkshire respects the individuality of carers and people with care needs and seeks to promote choice, independence, dignity and safety. We believe that carers must have access to high quality services. We are registered as ‘Good’ with CQC and our staff are trained to a high level to be able to support people with complex needs and health conditions including providing support with medication and personal care where needed.
Tel: 01484 537036 (office)
Milford House, Unit 9 Shaw Park, Silver Street, Aspley, Huddersfield, HD5 9AF
Kirkwood Hospice provides specialist care, free of charge, to adults in Kirklees with advanced, progressive illnesses at any time from diagnosis to the end of life, respecting their individual needs and wishes. Care and support is also provided for their family members, friends and carers, both during the illness and after death. Through education, training and partnership with others, the Hospice improves care for everyone affected by a life-limiting illness.
While Barnardo’s wholeheartedly recognises the enormous contribution that carers of all ages make, KYC specifically supports Young Carers aged 8-18 across Kirklees.
The service provides assessed support through 1:1 sessions and targeted group work. We also run holiday activities and trips to give young carers a break from caring. We use a ‘whole family’ approach and believe in the strength of multi-agency and partnership working. Barnardo’s in partnership with Carers Count and other
organisations also provide a ‘transition’ support service to young adult carers aged 16-25.
If you know a young person caring for someone with a physical or mental health condition or disability, please contact us for more information on 01484 426100 or check out our website: www.barnardos.org.uk/kirklees-ycs.htm.
PCAN (Parents of Children with Additional Needs) is an independent charity for parents/carers of any child or children aged 0 - 25 who have special educational needs and/or disabilities across Kirklees. Don’t worry if your child doesn’t have a diagnosis. You can join PCAN if you are just becoming aware that your child has additional needs. It’s free! – click here http://bit.ly/2WmT4Cx.
Let your GP practice know that you are a carer and ask if this can be registered on your medical record. All GP practices are required to keep a Carers Register, which is a list of patients who are providing unpaid care and support to a family member or friend living with a long-term health condition.
In addition to this, your practice may also offer:
- Flexibility with appointment times for you and the person you care for
- Annual Health Checks for carers
- Coffee and Chat sessions or Carers Groups
- Carers Board – a display of useful information for carers including details of the Carers Count service
- Carers Champion – an allocated member of staff who can provide you with more information about Carers Count and refer you through to us for support
- Agreement to share information with you about the person you care for, with their consent
- If the person you care for no longer has capacity or is unable to give consent, the practice will still share information with you if you have a Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare for that person (proof of this is usually required)
Patient Reference Groups:
Most GP practices have a PRG or Patient Reference Group (previously known as a Patient Participation Group), which is a group of patients who meet at regular intervals with staff to discuss practice affairs and is an excellent way of having a voice and being involved in helping your practice to be the best it can. Anyone is welcome to join – get in touch with your practice for more information.