Introducing Leeds Commitment to Carers: “Making 利兹 the best city for carers”

利兹 City Council has a bold ambition to be the best city for health and wellbeing in the UK. Unpaid carers are crucial both to our communities and to the sustainability of health and social care in 利兹. If we are to be the best city for health and wellbeing, we need to be the best city for carers!

That means being the best at ident如果ying carers, the best at recognising and valuing the contribution that carers make, the best at promoting carers own health and wellbeing and the best at supporting working carers.

We all have our part to play. By taking action to demonstrate your own commitment you are taking a positive step in making 利兹 the best city for carers. If you or your organisation are ready pledge your commitment today, complete this 质押形式.

澳门金沙城赌场的一部分 澳门金沙城赌场合作; a city wide group of organisations and individuals that champions the needs of carers and aims to influence the way that services are planned and delivered. 要了解更多的组,请遵照 此链接. To find out more about 利兹 Commitment to Carers, please see below.

什么是照顾者?

A carer is a person of any age who helps to look after a relative, neighbour or friend who could not manage without their help because of physical or mental ill-health, disability, sensory impairment or substance misuse.

There are around 6 million carers in the UK and the support that they provide is unpaid – they should not be confused with paid care workers.

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RT汉保罗·伯斯托, Care Act for Carers – One Year On (Carers Trust: July 2016)

我该怎么办照顾?

  • Each caring situation is d如果ferent and is influenced by factors relating to the cared-for person as well as the carer

  • Carers are likely to perform domestic tasks such as shopping, managing finances, cleaning, washing & ironing

  • Carers are also likely to perform personal care and nursing tasks such as giving medication, changing dressings, helping with mobility, cleaning & dressing

  • Many carers provide a great deal of emotional support, especially 如果 the person they care for has mental health problems or dementia

  • Carers often have to deal with emergencies which rarely happen at convenient times

有关在利兹护理人员事实

  • 有在利兹围绕74000无偿照顾

  • The cost of replacing the care that unpaid carers provide in 利兹 is estimated to be around £1.4 billion

  • 23% of carers in 利兹 are caring for more than 50 hours per week

  • 在利兹照顾者的75%是工作年龄的

贴心的健康和福祉的影响

There is lots of evidence to suggest that carers often experience negative health, social and financial consequences as a result of caring, for example:

  • Mental health: 40% of carers experience sign如果icant distress and depression

  • Physical health: The more care you provide the more likely you are to report bad health

  • 周五ends: Only 40% of carers in 利兹 say they have as much social contact as they would like

  • Stroke risk: Providing higher levels of care is associated with a 23% higher risk of stroke

  • Education: For 1 in 5 young carers, caring has a negative impact on their education

  • Finances: 73% of carers say that worrying about their finances is affecting their health

重要的是,为什么支持照顾

如果利兹是照顾者最好的城市...

这是我们的宗旨护理员会说:

  • I have access to information and advice which is easy to understand and relevant to 我的关怀角色

  • I have support that helps me as a carer and when I need more support, care services are responsive

  • I am listened to and I am involved in planning the care for the person I care for

  • I am satisfied with the care and support that the person I care for receives

  • 我很满意我有社交接触的量

  • I am able to balance my working l如果e and caring responsibilities

  • I get support and guidance from my school, college or university

  • 我能够规划 如果 我不能照顾我知道 谁在危机中接触

  • 当我觉得我的关怀支持作用两端

组织和服务供应商将展示他们如何:

  • 在合作伙伴的工作与他人照顾者支持

  • Promote good practice in the ident如果ication and recognition of carers

  • Involve carers in the assessment and planning of services 他们关心的人,对于Consider的影响 on carers health and wellbeing in healthcare and support plans

  • 支持 carers to be healthy and to make informed choices about their caring role

  • 相关信息提供照顾和路标/ Refer carers to specialist information, advice and support

  • 本地支持护理人员访问资源

  • 为照顾者有意义的机会 to be involved in designing services, commissioning decisions and checking the quality of services

  • 衡量重要指标来照顾者

  • 是护理人员友好雇主

  • 培养 他们的支持和员工要“照顾者意识到”