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

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Factsheets - General

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

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Advance Planning for Medical Treatment and Care

Areas: General Factsheet last updated: August 2016

Extract of PDF text: 1 AP 8.17 Advance planning for medical treatment and care It’s natural to be concerned about what the future holds. What would happen if we were unable to make decisions because of an illness or accident? Living wills, advance directives, advance statements, advance decisions - all describe documents which could…

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Arranging Help at Home

Areas: General Factsheet last updated: September 2017

Extract of PDF text: Arranging help at home (domiciliary care) At some stage, many carers are faced with the task of finding services to provide extra help at home. Taking on the role of employer in addition to caring responsibilities can be daunting. What sort of help is needed? Who can provide it? How…

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Carers Have Rights

Areas: General Factsheet last updated: September 2016

Extract of PDF text: 1 CHR 9.16 Carers have rights Legislation which affects carers Recent legislation heralds major changes to the care system. The Care Act 2014 represents the most significant reform of care and support in more than 60 years. The majority of the new legislation came into force in April 2015. Some…

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Caring and Working

Areas: General Factsheet last updated: October 2016

Extract of PDF text: 1 CW 10.16 Caring and working 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 only solution. This factsheet outlines some of the factors which carers might consider in order to…

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Caring for You

Areas: General Factsheet last updated: October 2016

Extract of PDF text: 1 CFY 10.16 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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Changing Circumstances and Your Benefits

Areas: General Factsheet last updated: September 2016

Extract of PDF text: 1 CCB 11.16 Changing circumstances and your benefits When hospital or care home stays can affect benefits When circumstances change because of a stay in hospital or a care home any benefits you, or the person you are caring for receive may be affected. You must tell whoever pays the…

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Choosing a Care Home

Areas: General Factsheet last updated: May 2017

Extract of PDF text: 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, what’s available and…

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Finding Out About Financial Help

Areas: General Factsheet last updated: November 2016

Extract of PDF text: 1 FIN 11.16 Finding out about financial help Contents Attendance Allowance p. 3 Benefit Cap p. 2 Blue Badge Scheme p. 13 Carer’s Allowance p. 3 Carer’s Credit p. 5 Council Tax Reduction p. 10 Disability Living Allowance (children) p. 5 Disabled Facilities Grant p. 10 Disabled Person’s Railcard p.…

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Helping Someone to Manage Their Finances

Areas: General Factsheet last updated: June 2016
Note: This factsheet is currently being updated and may contain information that is not up-to-date.

Extract of PDF text: Helping someone to manage their financial affairs The person you are caring for may need help in various ways to manage their financial affairs. The nature of their illness will of course dictate the sort of help they need. A person who is frail or ill may need someone simply…

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Is it Free for Me?

Areas: General Factsheet last updated: June 2016
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Extract of PDF text: IIFM 11.16 Is it free for me? If you’re out and about with someone who relies on your help because of their disability or illness, it’s worth considering the many venues and travel companies which offer free or concessionary rates for carers. All sorts of places offer concessions but they…

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