Local support for carers
Here you will find details of help and support in your local area.
Area specific information
For further information, please contact Jade by emailing DalesCarerGroup@swyt.nhs.uk.
Local code for Calderdale: DGTL 7421
Making Space offers support to anyone, providing practical help and/or emotional support to a friend, relative or partner with a mental health condition.
For more information on what the service offers, please contact Making Space via;
Carers Wellbeing Service Calderdale
If you care for a family member, friend or neighbour who cannot manage without support due to a health condition or disability you may benefit from this service.
They provide carers aged 18 and over with an extensive range of resources and support designed to promote your own health and wellbeing. Their team of professional carer support workers cover all of Calderdale and their workers will get to know you and your situation and tailor their services to give you the most relevant and appropriate support.
How they can help:
• Information and advice
• One-to-one support
• Carers needs assessments
• Emergency back-up planning
• Social groups and activities
• Monthly support groups
• Courses for carers
• Specialist support for young adult carers
Telephone: 01422 369101
Calderdale Young Carers
Anyone who is aged between 8-18 years who is identified as been in a caring role can access support via young carers. For more information contact the Young Carers Team via;
Telephone: 01422 392510
Lead the way
Lead the Way was set up in partnership with Calderdale Council and Calderdale CCG to support people with a learning disability and their families and carers to have control of their care and to receive equality of access to services. It is a community-based advice & support service helping people to stay healthy and independent in their own community.
They support people and their carers to find the right services to meet their needs. They offer advice and information in ways that are easy to understand, and in a way that is best for you – this can be on the telephone, by letter or email. They can meet you face-to-face if you prefer.
They can help with lots of different things, from finding support for you regarding employment, to finding places you can meet new friends and take part in activities. They hold groups in Calderdale around health and wellbeing.
Telephone: 0300 012 0416
Unique Ways is a parent-carer led organisation, offering support, guidance and a range of services to families with disabled children aged 0-25. They are based in Halifax, West Yorkshire, covering the whole of the Calderdale area and beyond.
They are a parent-carer led organisation supporting disabled children and their families, helping them to lead ordinary lives. Their goal is to make sure that the voices of parent carers and their families are heard.
They provide a broad range of services for parent carers, from training courses and Independent Supporters to social events, focus groups and discounts on family days out! They don’t restrict their services based on whether your child has a diagnosis or not, and instead work with anyone who feels they need their help.
Telephone: 01422 343 090
- Support for Carers of adult with mental health needs, drug and alcohol issues or dementia – Mental Health (carerscount.org.uk)
- Information about the Kirklees Mental Health Carers Forum – Kirklees Mental Health Carers Forum (carerscount.org.uk) and also the dates for the years carer forums.
- Support for Kirklees Young Carers – Kirklees Young Carers | Barnardo’s
- Support for Carers of people with dementia – Kirklees Dementia Hub | Community Links (commlinks.co.uk)
- Carer support – information for Wakefield residents
- Family and Carers Alliance and Support Group
- Visit carers.org and use our free discount code to access the digital products and online resources
- Download the Jointly app using our free access code
Young Carers Support App
The Young Carers Support App is a one-stop shop for young carers in West Yorkshire and Harrogate with advice and information on relationships, education, your health and more.
For more information, please visit West Yorkshire and Harrogate Partnership.
Carers Wakefield and District
They support unpaid carers across the Wakefield District who give help to a relative, child or friend who is ill, has a disability, an addiction or mental health condition. They can provide a listening ear, information, support, advice and referral to other appropriate services. They run various support groups across the district and provide training for carers and professionals alike.
If you would like to find out more about their organisation or would like to access their support services then please call them on 01924 305544 or email email@example.com. Further information can be found on their website or Facebook.
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) support for unpaid carers
The DWP online tool is for people who are about to become carers of a relative or a friend. It helps you find the support that might be available to you. You can access the tool on the DWP website.
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