Local support for carers

Here you will find details of help and support in your local area.

Area specific information

Wakefield Council

Kirklees Council

Calderdale Council



In Calderdale, Trust staff hold a monthly meeting accessible to any family/friends providing care/support to someone with a mental health problem. Read the carers service leaflet.

For further information, please contact Jade by emailing DalesCarerGroup@swyt.nhs.uk.


Local code for Calderdale: DGTL 7421


Making Space

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;

Telephone: 07815493439/07813342856

Email: Carers.Calderdale@makingspace.co.uk


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

Email: carers.wsc@makingspace.co.uk

Telephone: 01422 369101

Website: Making Space | Carer support for adults living in Calderdale


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

Email: EIP.UVandCentral@calderdale.gov.uk


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

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

Email: hi@uniqueways.org.uk





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.

You can download the app from the Apple store and Android.

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 info@carerswakefield.org.uk. 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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