If you give time and energy to support an adult with mental health needs, drug and alcohol issues, or dementia, then we can support you.
Carers Count includes a specialist service aimed at providing emotional and practical 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:
- One-to-one emotional 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
- 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 8 hours when needed
- Groups, which provide an opportunity to meet other carers and share similar experiences (please visit our What's On page for more information)
- The Kirklees Mental Health Carers Forum, where you can meet with other carers and professionals to have your say about mental health services in Kirklees (find out more here)
- Advice on accessing support from all the services which are part of the Kirklees Working Together Better Mental Health Partnership (find out more here)
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