Local support for carers
Here you will find details of help and support in your local area.
Area specific information
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;
Calderdale Carers, is a local charity that is commissioned by Calderdale Council to provide information, advice and support to carers who are supporting a relative, friend or neighbour who cannot manage without help due to illness or disability. They provide regular newsletters, carers support groups, an emergency back up plan service, carers needs assessments, support applying for carers personal budgets, case workers to support accessing services and BRICSS courses (building resilience, increasing carers self-management skills).
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)
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