Philosophy of Care
Carers Trust Mid Yorkshire respects the individuality of Carers and people with care needs and seeks to promote choice, independence, dignity and safety. We believe that Carers must have access to high quality services that enable them to fully benefit from a break from their caring responsibilities. We will respect the privacy and personal choices, lifestyles, customs, cultures and values of each person for whom a service is provided.
We offer a full range of services for all age groups, disabilities or health conditions at any time of the day or night.
- Short break respite care for Carers of Adults
- Short Break respite care for Carers of Children
- Enhanced breaks for Carers of Adults with chronic long term conditions
- Waking night care
- Sleep in night care
- End of Life Care for Adults and Children
- Saturday Day Centre provision for Children
- A person centred service either in the home or out in the community, taking account of the needs of the carer and the person that they care for
- Continuity and reliability – the same member of staff at the agreed time, alternative worker if your regular worker is away
- Flexibility – We know things crop up which makes changes inevitable, we will respond to those changes
If you would like further information about our services, please contact us on 01484 537036 or e mail info@CTMY.org.uk.
Access to on-line communities:
You may not need a direct service, you may just need someone to share concerns with, or to have the opportunity to talk to other carers who know just what you are going through. If that is the case you can join one of the on-line communities that is offered through our national organisation, Carers Trust, you can find their site @ www.carers.org.
- Babble – for under 18’s. share, chat, support
- Matter – for 16-25’s. Your thoughts, your world
- Carers Space – 18+. Online community for carers
Other Services and Information
Carers Count – Providing quality advice and information, running groups, activities and sessions, helping carers have a voice and be heard through the advocacy service and the Carers Network. Providing training, helping to raise awareness of carers rights and issues to the wider public.
Gateway to Care (Kirklees Council) – information, advice and support, including signposting to voluntary and community organisations, advice about living independently through day opportunities, home care support, adaptations to your home, personal budgets or direct payments, advice and assessment for carers, information and advice to identify equipment that could help with daily living to support your independence, a care needs assessment, for people with more complex needs, which may identify equipment or adaptations for your home to help you or those who care for you, contact a member of social work team, talk to somebody about your current circumstances.
Children With a Disability (Kirklees Council) – Supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities age 0-25.
Carers Wakefield & District – Can listen and talk things over to help you make decisions and choices, Give advice and information about services available for you and/or the person you care for. Provide you with benefits guidance and support, support you at meetings that are relevant to your caring role.
Social Care Direct (Wakefield Council) – if you or someone you know appears to need adult social care services in Wakefield.
Children with a Disability (Wakefield Council)
Calderdale Carers – Ensure carers are provided with information, receive emotional support, have a break, maintain their own identity and health, have a voice and ensure that it is heard.
Gateway to Care (Calderdale Council) – Offer you practical information and advice which will help you to continue to live independently at home. This may include, for example, help with mobility and confidence after an accident, illness, injury or deterioration in a condition.
Children with a Disability (Calderdale Council)