Wakefield Council supports Carers Week (8- 15 June)
Vital support services for people in the Wakefield district
who are caring for others in these challenging times are being highlighted
during Carers Week (8 – 15 June).
Wakefield Council is proud to be supporting the event which
recognises the vital contribution made by unpaid carers across the Wakefield
district – where one in seven people in the workplace have an unpaid caring
Carers Week recognises the many challenges unpaid carers
face, whilst celebrating the contribution they make to families and communities
across the UK. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having
caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.
The theme this year is ‘Make Caring Visible’, with more
people than ever taking on caring responsibilities as a result of the
Cllr Faith Heptinstall, Cabinet Member for Adults, Health
and Wellbeing, said: “Given the unique situation we are all faced with due to
coronavirus we are more thankful than ever for our carers and how they have
adapted and continued to provide essential support for vulnerable members of
“But whilst caring can be a rewarding experience, it can
also have a huge impact on a person’s health, finances and relationships.
That’s why we’re doing our part to help make caring visible – highlighting
carers’ roles and the support available to them – at this unprecedented time.”
Carers Wakefield and District offers a range of support
services such as providing a listening ear to help carers make decision and
plan for the future, advice on support groups, benefits advice and information
on grants for breaks and hobbies.
It is continuing its services without face-to-face contact,
to keep everyone safe, such as telephone support with experienced support
workers, virtual groups and is also hosting information to help guide and
support unpaid carers on its website at carerswakefield.org.uk. To get in
touch call 01924 305544 or email email@example.com.
Carers can also access further information, advice and help
through the Digital Resource. For details visit https://bit.ly/3eQpXgq