Gold star carers hubs make a difference to carers

Committed to offering support to carers whose loved ones use Trust services, the Trust recognises the fundamental role that carers play in helping family, friends and neighbours in the treatment and recovery process.

The Care Trust has a history of including carers in its work, using their feedback and experiences to shape services and improve the support that they receive. In the last two years, the Trust has opened three Carers Hubs across the district: at Horton Park Surgery and Lynfield Mount Hospital in Bradford, and Dyneley House Barn in Skipton. These community-based centres provide a place for carers whose loved ones are using the Trust’s services to meet with others in a similar situation, hear talks from local community organisations, get practical advice on health and wellbeing, and get involved in activities. Most importantly, the hubs offer a space for unpaid carers to have a break from their caring role.

Involving carers in loved ones’ care planning, giving clear and helpful information, and working in partnership with carers to deliver a service that meets their needs are just some of the ways the Care Trust works closely with carers.

Carers hubs offer talks, activities and support and provide a place for carers to take time out for themselves, recharge, make new friends and meet others who are in a similar situation. For further information about how to access the Carers Hubs visit the ‘support for carers’ page.