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

Factsheets

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

  • 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!

RADAR National Key Scheme

Areas: General

Extract of PDF text: 1 RAD 11 .19 RADAR National Key Scheme The RADAR National Key Scheme offers independent access for disabled people to over 9,000 locked public toilets across the UK. From Disability Rights UK keys cost £4. 75 including postage. Disability Rights UK Tel: 0203 687 0790 www.disabilityrightsuk.org/shop/official -and -only -genuine -radar…

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Signposting Dementia

Areas: General

Extract of PDF text: 1 SD 11.18 Signposting dementia This factsheet highlights some of the topics which may be of interest if you are looking after someone with dementia. The information is for general use and should not be treated as a substitute for advice given by doctors or other professionals. We have tried…

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Taking a Break From Caring

Areas: General

Extract of PDF text: 1 TAB 3.19 Taking a break from caring Looking after someone who needs help at home because of mental or physical illness, disability or old age may be rewarding but it can also be very demanding. As a carer, you may be able to cope well for most of the…

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Travel Insurance

Areas: General

Extract of PDF text: 1 HOL (I) 11.18 Travel insurance for pre -existing conditions including a list of specialist insurance companies For many fortunate holiday makers, sorting out travel insurance may involve searching the web for the best deal or arranging a policy when booking through a travel company . Some people are not…

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What's Involved in a Carer's Assessment

Areas: General

Extract of PDF text: 1 CA 11.18 What’s involved in a carer’s assessment? All carers who feel that they could benefit from some support now have the right to a free statutory assessment, even if the ‘cared for’ refuses an assessment of their needs. How could a carer’s assessment benefit you?  Your assessment…

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Wheelchair Loan in Harrogate

Extract of PDF text: 1 WL (H) 7.19 Wheelch air loan/hire in the Harrogate area When someone needs a wheelchair because of illness or disability, it can be difficult to know where to find appropriate help. People with serious long -term conditions are entitled to a wheelchair, provided free of charge by the National…

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When Things Go Wrong

Areas: General

Extract of PDF text: 1 COMP 6.19 When things go wrong…. Making a complaint about health or social care services When things go wrong, you have the right to raise a concern, comment or make a complaint. You may wish to make a formal complaint about your own treatment or that of a relative…

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