Carers Wakefield & District

Are you a Carer?

Do you give support to a member/s of your family, a partner or friend who has an illness, disability, learning disability, is frail/elderly or has a mental health condition? For example, caring for your parent, son, daughter, partner or friend.

If so we offer a free and confidential information and support service to adults and young adult carers from age 18 living in the Wakefield Council area

We can 

  • Listen and talk things over to help you make decisions and choices
  • Give advice and information about services available for you and/or the person you care for
  • Provide you with benefits guidance and support
  • Support you at meetings that are relevant to your caring role

You can

  • Speak to a Support Worker over the phone
  • Make an appointment to see a Support Worker at your home or other convenient place
  • Drop in at our office between 9 am-5 pm weekdays

Also register via our Pink Card Scheme at GP Practices

  • Ask your GP to register you as a carer
  • Complete a pink card
  • Your surgery will forward it to us and we will contact you

We offer…

Support Groups

We run regular carer support groups throughout the Wakefield District check out what we have on offer in your area

My Time grant

We have a grant available for carers to take a break, help fund a hobby or even a treat. Read about our criteria here

Newsletter

We send a newsletter out four times a year. This will keep you up to date with things that are relevant to you as a carer. Please see our latest editions on our Publications page

Grants to Carers Groups 

There is a grant available to Carers’ Groups and Groups whose primary purpose is to support those with a specific illness or condition but also supports their unpaid carers.  The Grants to Carers Groups is available to Groups with a minimum of 55% of those attending the Group who are current unpaid carers. For more information visit our Grants to Carers Groups and Publications pages

Connecting Care Team 

We are part of the Connecting Care Team in the Wakefield District. For more information about what it is about and what it means for you please visit https://www.wakefieldccg.nhs.uk/connecting-care-wakefield-district/

 

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