Many carers are ‘hidden’ and provide the majority of care without formal support. Being a carer can be stressful and have a major impact on your health, relationships, education and employment.

With this in mind we are working with NHS England to ensure that identifying carers and supporting them is further embedded within our work.

This includes developing ways to support the existing and future workforce who balance caring responsibilities, signposting and identifying service standards for all organisations – not just in the public sector.

Find out more on the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership website.

Carers Wakefield & District

In Wakefield there are 36,621 unpaid carers. Of these, over 7,000 are known and supported by Carers Wakefield & District, who offer a free and confidential information and support service to adults and young adult carers from age 18 living in the Wakefield Council area.

Find out more on the Carers Wakefield & District website.

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