Bradford campaigns to find respite carers

Posted on December 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Giant posters urging passers by to consider becoming respite carers have gone on display across Bradford, in an attempt to address the shortage of carers joining a special council scheme called Shared Care. The Shared Care scheme offers short breaks to children and adults with disabilities, and comprises a team of 350 carers, called “link carers”, across the Bradford district who provide care ­ either from their own home, or by visiting the disabled person in their home. Shared Care manager Geoff Green has urged more people to consider becoming link carers on the scheme. “The scheme is seen as a lifeline ­ caring for someone with a disability can be physically and mentally challenging, and link carers enable the families of those with a disability to have a break,” Mr Green said. “The scheme also gives disabled people the chance to make new friends and enjoy new experiences.” The posters highlight that by spending even a few hours of their spare time on a regular basis to care for a disabled person, link ca

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