If you give time and energy to support an adult with mental health needs, drug and alcohol issues or early onset dementia, then we can support you.
Carers Count includes a specialist service aimed at providing practical and emotional support to carers like you.
This service is commissioned by Kirklees Council to meet the needs of carers impacted by these issues. It has been proven that supporting carers in their caring roles lessens hospital admissions and carer stress or breakdown.
This support can include:
- Groups, which provide an opportunity to meet other carers and share similar experiences (please visit our What's On page for more information)
- Carer breaks, which give you a regular break of up to 4 hours per month while we look after the person you care for, or an extended break of up to 5 hours when needed
- One-to-one support if you need someone to talk to about how you are feeling, or to access help and information to support you as a carer
Our service is free and confidential. If you would like to find out more about how we can help you, please visit the Contact Us page.
We work with people across North and South Kirklees, but we are based in Dewsbury at the following address:
5th Floor Empire House,
Wakefield Old Road,
Carers Count is part of the Working Better Together Partnership from Kirklees Council. To find out more please click here.
Digital Support: Is 'Brain in Hand' the solution for you?
Watch this video to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpv5JZFLsyk
Brain in Hand is a digital support system which helps people with making decisions, managing anxiety, and dealing with unexpected situations. The Brain in Hand system is a proven tool for people with mental health difficulties. It puts people in control, providing a practical solution.
Brain in Hand empowers people to easily access strategies that work for them using their phone or tablet, whenever it's needed, wherever they are. People can be supported remotely, and stay connected to their supporters (our staff, family or friends which you identify). Brain in Hand will help you to achieve your goals. For more information, please click here: https://braininhand.co.uk/for-me/#about
Watch a service user testimonial here:
Brain in Hand is free and works through an app. We can provide support to help you set it up and populate it with information tailored to you. To discuss how Brain in Hand could help you, please contact Hannalease Newton by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 07923256981
For publications and useful links relating to mental health please visit our library