Carers Count and Advocacy Service

Are you an unpaid carer?

Blackburn Road Medical Centre has a Carers Champion, Helen Midgley, who will be happy to support you.

You can also visit the Carers Count website at, 

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About Carers Count

Carers Count is a not for profit organisation that supports unpaid carers within Kirklees

We are managed by and operate under the Cloverleaf Advocacy umbrella and work closely with a wide range of professional health and care services, Kirklees Council, charities and community groups to provide support for unpaid carers.

Carers Count works with carers who are aged 18 and over and give their time to someone with a physical disability, long-term illness, an older person, a child with additional needs, a learning disability and/or a mental health issue (including dementia). 

We are also able to provide assistance to someone even after they cease caring for whatever reason.

Our dedicated team is on hand to offer advice, information, advocacy, support groups and activities for unpaid carers across Kirklees. We are experts in our fields and cover everything related to an unpaid carers role from benefits advice, raising awareness for carers, meditation sessions and wellbeing support, to understanding your rights as a carer.

Everyone in the Carers Count team is hugely committed to supporting carers in whichever ways we can and it's our mission to raise awareness of carer issues - working in partnership with carers and on their behalf when they feel their voice is not being heard.

Carer input is vital to our role and we actively encourage carers who can spare the time to chat with us and use their experiences to help shape the services and support we offer. We want to ensure that we continue to offer the services that carers want and need - this is why we set up Carers Count Action

To find out more about the services we provide, please telephone our front of house team on 0300 012 0231 or visit the Contact Us section of this website.

Phone lines open from 9-5 Monday - Friday. We are also able to offer home visits where required. 

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