West Yorkshire and Harrogate is one of six regions working with NHS England to develop better support unpaid carers across the area.
There are an estimated 260,000 unpaid carers living in West Yorkshire and Harrogate, including children and young people caring for parents with long-term health conditions.
Many carers are ‘hidden’ and provide the majority of care without formal support. Being a carer can be stressful and have a major impact on your health, relationships, education and employment. With this in mind West Yorkshire & Harrogate Health Care Partnership (WY&H HCP) are working with NHS England to ensure that identifying carers and supporting them is further embedded within their work. This includes developing ways to support the existing and future workforce who balance caring responsibilities, signposting and identifying service standards for all organisations – not just in the public sector.
To support this work WY&H HCP wants to gain an understanding of the organisations across West Yorkshire and Harrogate that provide support for unpaid carers.
Please complete their survey and return by 31 January.