Privacy policy and cookie handling updated

If you’ve visited before and only returned recently you may have noticed that we’ve changed the banner that pops up asking if you want to allow ‘cookies’. We’ve done this to be clearer about exactly what data this website stores on your computer and what that might mean for you.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data that websites use to record information about your visit to the site: have you logged in, what level of access do you have to the site, what items are in your ‘shopping cart’, etc. Some are also used to track your browsing to allow targeted advertising on the internet.

What cookies do we use?

Most of the cookies used by this site are there so the site functions properly: they do not store any personal information. The other cookies that this site uses are ‘third-party’ meaning they are set by other providers. We have taken steps to ensure that these cookies don’t record personal information either, but as they link to services out of our control you might decide not to allow the site to store them anyway.

Further information

For a full explanation and list of all the cookies this site sets and to change whether you block or allow the third-party cookies see our expanded and updated privacy statement.

Carers on the radio

Did you catch us on BCB Radio? Our chief executive Chris Whiley and communications officer Caroline Firth featured on an hour-long show devoted to and Carers’ Resource – with all the songs picked by carers. Listen again via the link.

Link: BCB Listen Again – BCB Listen Again

Bradford District carers’ experience survey – REMINDER

A reminder that any Bradford District-based carers should complete Bradford Council’s carers’ experience survey and help influence the development adult social care services to make sure they take carers into account.

Complete the survey online: Carers Experience Survey

Bradford Council provides a range of services, either through the Council itself or via organisations which it commissions services from for adults needing social care. While much of this support is aimed primarily at the person being cared for, the experience of receiving these services impacts equally on the cared for person and their carer.

To assess carers’ experience of Adult Social Care services we are asking carers to complete a short survey telling us whether the services they received are helping them in their caring role and their life outside of caring.

It should take no more than five minutes to complete the survey.

If you would prefer to complete a paper version of the survey please contact the Commissioning Team on 01274 434500 and ask for a Carers’ Experience Survey form.

Carers Rights Day

Happy national #CarersRightsDay! The theme this year is “finding your way”, so we’ve distributed 2,000 posters that signpost unpaid to our web page which contains key information about accessing benefits and allowances.

Comment if you would like hard copies of the poster to put up in GP practices, community centres, chemists, hair salons, soft play centres, places of worship, schools and other venues in and around the Skipton, Harrogate and Bradford districts.

Link: Find your way | Carers’ Resource