What does it do?
Support for carers. Selby carers' centre is run by the Wilf Ward Family Trust. The trust was
founded in 1986 to give relief to carers through the provision of
residential respite units and day facilities. They support carers with
the demanding tasks they face and are able to tailor-make packages of
support or care, however small or large these need to be.
Some of the services offered by the carers' centre and carers' resource are:
Confidential information, advice, emotional support and representation;
A carer assessment on behalf of North Yorkshire County Council;
Regular information by way of circulars, bulletins or newsletters;
Referrals to other specialist support organisations;
Information sessions, courses and other related activities;
Advice on employment;
and Young carers' services for young people who care for a relative, offering
one-to-one support, clubs and new opportunities (provided by Action for
Children in Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale).
The carers' centres and carers' resources work in partnership with carers, carer
groups and other organisations to improve services for carers and
promote their interests.