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

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Extract of PDF text: 1 AP 11.18 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

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Extract of PDF text: 1 AHH 11.18 Arranging help at home (domiciliary care) Many 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 help you need…

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Carers Have Rights

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Extract of PDF text: 1 CHR 1.18 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

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Extract of PDF text: 1 CW 12.17 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

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Extract of PDF text: 1 CFY 1.18 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

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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

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Extract of PDF text: 1 FIN 11.18 Finding out about financial help Contents Attendance Allowance p. 2 Blue Badge Scheme p. 10 Carer’s Allowance p. 4 Carer’s Credit p. 5 Council Tax Discounts and Exemptions p. 9 Disability Living Allowance (children) p. 2 Disabled Facilities Grant p. 9 Discretionary Housing Payment p. 8 Employment…

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Is it Free for Me?

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Extract of PDF text: 1 IIFM 11.18 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…

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