Care, Carers and Support

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Being or having a carer

If you care for a partner, relative, friend or neighbour, or if someone cares for you, we want to know. Please speak to the receptionist or ask to speak to our carer's champion, Sue Bostwick.

Useful information for Carers or being cared for

NHS Choices Carer website

Information from the NHS choices website

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a patient
    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
  • Telling people
    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
  • Taking a break
    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
  • Housing and carers
    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Carers Direct

Telephone: 0808 802 0202

Email: CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk

Office Hours

Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday,
11am to 4pm at weekends.
Calls are free from UK landlines.

Finance and Legal

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

Gateway to Care

Social Services

For adult health and social care in Kirklees, contact Gateway to care.