At Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, we work closely with those people who are caring for loved ones or family members, who are receiving services from our Trust.
Carers are involved in our work in a number of ways, from helping to shape our services and getting involved in key Trust groups, to getting advice and support. Read our promise to carers.
Who is a carer?
A carer is someone who provides unpaid support to a family member, partner, or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems. Carers come from all walks of life, cultures and ages. Many feel that they are doing what anyone else would do in the same situation but often without thinking of getting support for themselves.
Our Carers Hub
Working closely with carers, we have developed a Carers Hub to support people in their caring role. The Hubs are located at Horton Park Health Centre in Bradford, Lynfield Mount Hospital, Bradford, and Dyneley House, Skipton (opening in December), give carers the chance to meet other carers, get free advice and support, get involved in activities and take time out for themselves.
Together will partner organisations across the district including Carers Resource, Making Space and Barnardo’s we offer carers a range of health and wellbeing activities, full programmes can be seen below. Alongside this we provide a range of talks delivered by experts on carer issues such as carers’ allowances and payments, and practical advice to help you look after your own health so you can continue to care. The Hub also gives carers of all ages, a place to relax and recharge. Hear what other carers think about the Hub.
Visit the Carers Hub
Whatever your age or caring situation, you can come along to any of the Carers Hubs. The Hubs opening times can be found below:
Horton Park Health Centre, Level 2, 99 Horton Park Avenue, Bradford, BD7 3EG. Monday to Thursday 10.00am – 4.00pm and Friday 10.00am – 3.00pm.
Lynfield Mount Hospital, Bradford. Tuesdays 10.30am – 2.00pm.
Dyneley House Medical Centre, Skipton. TBC opening in December.
For further information about the Hubs please call 01274 251 112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Carers Hub is calling for carers to contribute content to a quarterly carers newsletter. The newsletter will include:
- Information from the sessions we hold
- Carer stories and letters
- News on new groups at the hub
- Volunteer stories
- Questionnaires to help develop what we do at the hub
We’d really like you to be involved in providing the content for the newsletter. We feel a newsletter would be great for carers who can’t always get to the hub to access support. Please phone Emma at the Carers Hub 01274 251112 or email email@example.com if you would like to become involved or if you have any letters/stories/poem’s you’d like including. We’d love you to become involved in a newsletter, for carers, produced by carers.
Triangle of Care
The Trust is pleased to have signed up to the Triangle of Care. This is a great opportunity for us to showcase the good work we are doing with our carers and be nationally recognised by being awarded a Triangle of Care kite mark. The Triangle of Care is a self-assessment process based on the principle that care is made better by good working relationships and communication between the service user, professionals and carers.
For further information contact the patient experience and involvement team on 01274 228387 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the Carers Hub
Whatever your age or caring situation, you can come along to the Carers Hub Monday to Thursday 10am to 4pm and Friday 10am – 3pm at: Horton Park Health Centre, Level 2 , 99 Horton Park Avenue, Bradford BD7 3EG. To find out more details about the Hub please call 01274 251112 or email email@example.com
- Useful information sessions 2017– details of free talks at the Carers Hub, on a range of carer issues.
- Dementia Friendly services – details of support services that might be useful for carers that are also available at the Carers Hub, that cover Bradford East, Bradford South, Bradford West, Keighley and Shipley.
- NHS Choices – a range of useful information and advice for carers.
- News release – about the opening of the Carers Hub
- Practical guide to healthy caring – provides information and advice to carers about staying healthy. This booklet is particular relevant for carers 65 years or older and those new to caring.
- Practical guide to healthy ageing – provides information and advice to help improve the health and fitness of people of any age, but is particularly relevant for people 70 years or older.
- RallyRound – a simple free online website that allows friends and families to help you share day to day activities.