Information & Support for Carers in Kirklees

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What is a carer?

There are an estimated 40,000 carers in Kirklees.  Carers are those who provide unpaid care for relatives or friends who are ill, frail or have a disability.  This care could be provided 24/7, or a few hours a week, and might involve helping someone get washed and dressed, going shopping for someone, cooking meals if they are unable to, or making sure the person they care for is safe.

Being a carer can impact on your day to day life significantly, including, emotionally (it can be both rewarding and isolating), financially (you may be unable to work) and physically (your own health can suffer as a result).