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

Factsheets

Last changed: Tuesday 3 November, 2020

The Carers’ Resource provides factsheets on a wide range of caring and carer related issues. We follow the practices of the Information Standard, and as a result of this we guarantee that the information we provide in our factsheets is

  • accurate
  • up to date
  • appropriate to its geographical area
  • clearly presented
  • unbiased

We aim to make our information as accessible as we can. If you would like a factsheet in an alternative format, such as large print or braille, or in a language other than English, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

If you would like information that is not in one of our factsheets please get in touch!

Arranging Help at Home

Areas: General

Extract of PDF text: 1 AHH 1 0.20 Arranging help at home (domiciliary care) Ma ny carers are often faced with the task of finding services to provide extra help at home. Before making any arrangements it is advisable to contact Health and Adult Social Care . This is an opportunity to discuss the…

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Attendance Allowance

Areas: General

Extract of PDF text: Company registered in England No 3054273.Registered Office: 11 North Park Road, Harrogate. HG1 5PD AA 5 .21 Attendance allowance What it is and help with completing the application form Att endance Allowance (AA) is a tax –free benefit for people of state pension age and over who need help with…

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Carers have rights

Areas: General

Extract of PDF text: Company registered in England No 3054273. Registered Office: 11 North Park Road, Harrogate. HG1 5PD 1 CHR 11.20 Carers Have Rights The Care Act 2014 sets out the duty of local authorities to assess people's needs for care and support, and to determine eligibility for public funding to meet those…

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Caring and Working

Areas: General

Extract of PDF text: Company registered in England No 3054273. Registered Office: 11 North Park Road, Harrogate. HG1 5PD 1 CW 1.21 Caring and w orking For many carers, trying to do a paid job whilst managing their caring role can become complicated and stressful and they may consider giving up work is the…

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Caring for You

Areas: General

Extract of PDF text: 1 CFY 7.20 Caring for you Looking after yourself when you are a carer Most carers would agree – caring can be hard work, both mentally and physically. Sometimes everything seems to focus on the person you are caring for and it can be easy to ignore your own needs…

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Choosing a Care Home

Areas: General

Extract of PDF text: 1 CCH 7.20 Choosing a care home Moving into a care home will always involve some degree of stress and it’s best to plan ahead, if you have the opportunity to do so. Making a choice will be easier if there’s time to consider what you or your relative needs,…

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