Carer Lanyards – helping carers to be recognised and supported in health and care settings
Ahead of Carers Week, 6-10 June 2022, Healthwatch Kirklees, are delighted to launch the carer lanyard campaign alongside other partner organisations.
This project came about after one of our volunteers, who is also an unpaid carer, told us they are often asked: ‘who are you and why are you here?’ They do not feel that their role as a carer is always recognised and understood.
Our YouTube video shows how unpaid carers feel when they visit a health and care setting: YouTube Carer Lanyard
To help address this issue, Healthwatch Kirklees, have begun distributing carer lanyards to many health and social settings throughout Kirklees in readiness for Carers Week starting next Monday. Carers can then wear the lanyard when they visit health and care settings, or they can use the separate card if they prefer. This will help staff working in health and care services to recognise unpaid carers, to support them and to signpost to carer information and support services.
If you are a carer in Kirklees, you can ask any health or care service for your lanyard. If they don’t have any available, please contact Healthwatch Kirklees on 01924 450379 or email email@example.com
If you are a carer in Kirklees and you need advice, support or information, you can contact the following organisation:
0300 012 0231
Carers Trust Mid Yorkshire