Carers Advice

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring we hope you will find useful.

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999



Carers Trust offers free emergency support  for family carers and free 12 hour-in home emergency respite support.

Lindley Group Practice is working in partnership with Healthwatch Kirklees to support the launch of a new initiative. The aim is to provide carers with an unbranded lanyard and card, which can be used across all health and care settings throughout Kirklees. This will help to make carers easier to identify, and enable staff to proactively offer them support and signposting information, where required. If you know of any carers who could benefit from this, please spread the word.

In the interests of consistency, it is hoped that the idea will eventually be adopted across the whole of West Yorkshire, so that carers can be easily recognised and supported. If you are a person who uses our service and you are interested in having a carers lanyard and card, please contact one of our staff members or contact Healthwatch Kirklees on 01924 450379, email

If you require further information about support on offer to carers in our local area please contact the following organisations:

Kirklees Carers Count 0300 012 0231

Calderdale Carers Wellbeing Service 01422 369101

Wakefield Carers Wakefield 01924 305544


Carers Count Kirklees

Carers Count Kirklees is based at the Brian Jackson House in Huddersfield town centre.

'Let your GP practice know that you are a carer and ask if this can be registered on your medical record. All GP practices are required to keep a Carers Register, a list of patients who are providing unpaid care and support to a family member or friend living with long-term health condition'.


Carers count organise lots of events, support groups and classes. Take a look at their upcoming events and book a free place or contact them directly to book any groups or trips.

0300 012 0231


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Above is the Carers Count Newsletter