Our Trust is committed to keeping carers and families of people who use our services informed and supported.
Read our family, friends and carers commitment. It has been developed jointly by the Trust, family, friends, carers, third sector and partners. The Trust recognises the very difficult job thousands of carers do in supporting family members and loved ones. This commitment is designed to ensure that this critical role is acknowledged and respected and your own needs are met. The Trust’s guiding values are to provide services where families and carers matter. We greatly value the role that family and friends have in supporting recovery and maintaining health and wellbeing.
These are our three commitments to carers:
We will work with you as a partner
We will support you to get help and assistance when you need it
We will train our staff to be aware of carers’ needs
The Trust has developed a carers’ passport for those in a caring role to keep contact details, useful information about themselves and the person they care for, and details of local carer support groups and services in a handy document.
Download our Wakefield carer information leaflet (PDF, 332 KB).
Working with leading national charity Carers UK, NHS England are giving unpaid carers free access to new digital resources. The Digital Resource for Carers is an online platform that hosts a wealth of resources for carers to help build resilience in their caring role. The resources can help care providers also and includes e-learning, guides and comprehensive signposting, access to MyBackUp, a simple contingency planning tool for what might happen in an emergency, and Jointly, Carers UK’s care co-ordination.
Find out more about the potentially lifesaving Message in a Bottle programme launched by the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership.