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