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

More free breaks for carers in Bradford and AiredaleLast changed: Friday 23 October, 2015

Care @ Carers’ Resource are delighted to announce that we are now be able to offer more carers a free break.

Sovereign Health Care Charitable Trust has given Care @ Carers’ Resource a generous £10K to help us extend the Carers Taster Session Project.

This will help give carers time off from their caring role, enabling them to pursue activities, hobbies and improve their health and wellbeing.

It involves providing a trained support worker to provide up to six hours a week care, over a six-week period.

Sam Dawson, Head of Care Provision at care @ carers’ resource, said:

We are extremely delighted to have been given this funding as it means we can now offer more free breaks to carers to give them time out to take part in activities they love or just to have some time to themselves.
Statistics suggest there are about 60,000 carers in the Bradford and Airedale district, with only a small percentage known to statutory and voluntary organisations.
By connecting with carers through this project we can provide early intervention and hopefully also help to prevent a carer breakdown.

The package of support involves an assessment of the carer and cared-for’s needs, care planning and goal setting, involving both individuals.

The care @ team also endeavours to match support workers with the carers and cared-fors appropriately, listening to their wishes, aspirations and hobbies.

Russ Piper, Trustee of Sovereign Health Care Charitable Trust and Chief Executive of Sovereign Health Care said:

We are pleased to have been able to make this significant social investment to the organisation.

Eligibility for the sessions is that the cared-for must be aged 18 or more, with a long-term condition, or dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, autism, learning disabilities or general frailty.

Carers must also be over 18 and live within the Bradford/Airedale district.

For more information about the taster sessions contact care @ carers’ resource on (01274) 588990 or by email