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Support for Carers across Wakefield

Caring for someone can be rewarding but it can also be tiring, demanding and stressful. It is really important that carers take care of their own health and well-being.

Ask your doctor to register you as a carer and this will help you access support services.

Carers Wakefield and District support people at every stage of their caring role.

They provide a wide range of practical local support such as providing information and advice, signposting to other organisations and organising training sessions and information events for carers. They also administer  the My Time grant which enables carers to apply for up to £100 to have a break from their caring role.

Tel: 01924 305 544 

Carers Wakefield and District run a number of support groups across the district where carers have the opportunity to meet together in a relaxed, informal atmosphere allowing them to meet other carers, access advice and information and have a break from their caring role.

Healthwatch Wakefield is your local health and social care champion. They make sure NHS leaders and other decision-makers hear your voice and use your feedback to improve care.

If you’ve recently visited your GP, or hospital, or used any local health and care service they want to hear from you. They can use your feedback to improve services for everyone and have the power to make NHS leaders and other care providers listen to what you have to say.

Healthwatch Wakefield Citizen's Panel

If you are a service user, carer or simply have an interest and want to make a difference in adult social care you can either complete the application form below online and email it to Michelle or for an informal chat please contact Michelle on email or telephone 07542 850661.

Live Well Wakefield

Offering support to adults in the district who are in need of information, advice and support with coping with everyday life, reducing isolation, support in managing long term conditions (for carers and the cared for), access to social opportunities.

Tel: 01924 255363

Wakefield Alzheimer's Society

Offering 1:1 support for people with dementia, their carers & family members; access to information, advice, and signposting; information workshops; access to a volunteer to help with accessing hobbies/activities; support groups and social events.

Tel: 01924 373264

 Carers Digital Resource

Wakefield Council have funded four Community Anchors in Wakefield to offer bespoke learning for Carers to enable them to use digital technology to support them in their caring role and to have a life outside of caring. (St Georges Community Centre, Eastmoor Community Project, Kinsley and Fitzwilliam Resource Centre and Standbridge Centre.

 Helping Hands

Helping Hands is a publication Wakefield Council produces for carers and people over the age of 55. It includes lots of up to date information including contact information for services which can provide you with assistance and advice for accessing care, staying fit and healthy, travelling around the district and more.

To see more click here. 

Last updated: 8/11/2022