Organisations to help Families and Carers

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Calderdale Carers Project

Rimani House
First Floor, Suite 3
14-16 Hall Street
Halifax
HX1 5BD

 01422 369101

enquiries@calderdale-carers.co.uk

We have up to date information about services, benefits and issues that affect carers. We can also allocate a caseworker to address specific needs and issues and help to access counselling where appropriate.

We offer regular carers’ support groups across Calderdale and a varied range of activities and courses designed to give carers a break and improve their own health and wellbeing.

We support carers aged 18-25 and have a dedicated worker for Young Adult Carers. This service offers specific activities and support focused on the needs of the age group.

We work in partnership with Calderdale Council to provide Emergency Backup Plans.

Calderdale Council offers Carers Needs Assessments to carers, to help them to identify their own needs and apply for support through a support plan, if they are eligible.

Calderdale Council

Adults, Health and Social Care
1 Park Road
Halifax
HX1 2TU

 01422 393000

gatewaytocare@calderdale.gov.uk

Gateway to Care is your first point of contact for adult social care. We are here to offer you practical information and advice which will help you to continue to live independently at home. This may include, for example, help with mobility and confidence after an accident, illness, injury or deterioration in a condition.

The Gateway to Care team includes friendly, experienced social care advisors, clinical advisors and social workers who bring their expertise together to make sure you receive coordinated care, support and advice.

The service was set up after the Council and NHS Calderdale asked patients, the public and staff about the kind of services they would like.

Unique Ways

Unique Ways
Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre
Hanson Lane
Halifax
HX1 5PG

 01422 343090

 hi@uniqueways.org.uk

Unique Ways is a parent-carer led organisation, offering support, guidance and a range of services to families with disabled children aged 0-25. We’re based in Halifax, West Yorkshire, covering the whole of the Calderdale area and beyond.

Formerly known as Calderdale Parents and Carers, we offer support based on the social model of disability, which means we don’t restrict our services based on a medical diagnosis or specific eligibility criteria. We help families with children that have any additional needs, whether this is because of physical disabilities, learning disabilities, or ongoing health problems.

Simply put, if you feel that you need our support, then we’re here to help. We don’t insist on the “proof” of a diagnosis.

Calderdale Young Carers Service

Children and Young People’s Services
Council Offices
Southgate
Elland
HX5 0ER

 01422 261207

sue.walmsley@calderdale.gov.uk

vanessa.graham@calderdale.gov.uk

Because members of the family usually have different needs, the Young Carers Service works with a lot of other organisations to increase the chance of getting the best possible support for the family. These may include: Schools, Colleges and Education Support e.g Education Welfare Officers, Educational Psychologists, Learning Mentors, Home School Liaison Officers, Connexions; Health (Doctors, Psychiatrists, School Nurses, CPN’s), Family Support, Young People’s Services, Leisure Services, Housing etc.
The services include:

  • Information and advice – including a newsletter sent out every half term;
  • Group sessions – weekly activities to give a break, social events, short projects to work on specific topics and opportunities to talk about how the service can be improved;
  • Advocacy – to give young carers and their families a louder voice;
  • Individual support – time to talk and to work on particular problems.

Loved Ones Unite

c/o WomenCentre Calderdale
23 Silver Street
Halifax
HX1 1JN

 07594 207 910

 annmarie@lovedonesunite.com

“Loved Ones Unite” is a support group set up for the family, friends and loved ones affected by drug / alcohol addiction. Education and support is offered in a range of capacities, be it emotional, spiritual or practical. This support is offered to anyone. Coffee and a chat is available if that is what you need. No pressure, just people who have been through your pain of witnessing a loved one who is affected by a drug or alcohol addiction, or even both.

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