Carers' Resource is the local, specialist carers' centre for the Bradford and Airedale, Harrogate and Ripon, and Craven districts of Yorkshire.

Archive: Apr 2015

Last changed: Friday 30 July, 2021

Sam Dawson – Head of Care Provision

Last changed: Friday 10 January, 2020

Sam Dawson, Head of Care, I joined in 2013 in line with
Crossroads Care merging with Carers’ Resource. Prior to joining, I worked in
Local Authority statutory services for 16 years, providing management support
across a diverse team.

I have experience with performance management, embedding and
supporting new ways of working, re-ablement, delayed discharges and working
with health and community teams. Skilled in assessments, care support planning,
safeguarding, dementia and risk management, team building and budget management.

Older carers on the rise and ‘risking health’

Last changed: Wednesday 10 August, 2016

The number of older carers in England is rising and the pressures of looking after a loved one is damaging their health, new research suggests. Age UK and Carers UK have released new figures which show there were 1.2m carers over 65 – a 25% rise in the past ten…

Jan Burrows – Head of Health Related Development

Last changed: Thursday 10 December, 2020
Jan Burrows

Jan Burrows is the Head of Health Related Development, originally joining the Carers’ Resource in 2013 as an Information Officer. Prior to this, she worked in Bradford Local Authority statutory services as practitioner social worker and as the team leader, Principal Care manager in Airedale and district wide service manager…

New vacancy – Director

Last changed: Thursday 30 April, 2015

The Trustees of the Carers’ Resource are looking for a Director to take over from our founder, Anne Smyth OBE, who is retiring this autumn. For full details visit our current vacancies page.

New Care Act heralds a ‘new dawn for carers’

Last changed: Wednesday 10 August, 2016

The new Care Act is being dubbed by some as the ‘Carers’ Act’ as it brings carers much-deserved recognition for the role they play. For the first time, the legal reforms give equal weight to the needs of the adult carer as the needs of the adult they look after.