​​​Carers are people who help look after a friend or relative because of a physical or learning disability, mental illness or whose health is impaired by sickness, old age or dementia.

This includes:

  • parent carers of a disabled child and
  • young carers looking after a member of the family

Working with carers, we have developed a Carers Strategy for the Wakefield District Organisations and are now working together to help carers, and develop work practices and services that support them.

Carers assessment

If you care for someone you may be entitled to a Carers assessment. This assessment will focus on you as the carer and you may receive some support to help you with your caring role.

To find out more about this contact

Social Care Direct, telephone number 0345 8503 503.

Carers Wakefield and District

Carers Wakefield and District provide local support and information for people who are carers and for professionals who work with carers. They also provide breaks for people who are carers.


More videos:

Support for Working Carers

Support for Young Carers

Further advice:

Support for Working Carers

Support for Young Carers

Contact us

Social Care Direct

Fax: 01924 303455
Minicom: 01924 303450 (type talk welcome)

0345 8 503 503