Gateway to Care & Carers Gateway
Kirklees Carers Gateway sits inside the local authority's Assessment and Support team. It aims to stop carers rising up the tariff of care by early intervention and timely support. This has resulted in increased referrals for carers assessments (almost threefold increase) and a range of support being offered including the use of direct payments. Through outreach in BME community centres an increase of 57% in referral for assessment was achieved. 'Looking after Me' courses have been set up specifically designed for BME carers including being delivered in alternative languages such as Urdu.
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