aims to support all unpaid
carers by providing information, advice, social and emotional
Are you a carer?
You are a carer if you provide unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without your help. You could be caring for your parent, your son or daughter, your brother or sister, your partner or former partner or your friend or neighbour. You care for them due to their illness, disability, mental ill health or substance misuse problem. We are here for YOU
If you want to talk things over - we offer you support by listening to you. If you want to know about services available or what you may be entitled to receive - we offer information to help you "through the system".
If you don't know where to turn - we offer advice to help you make choices.
What we offer:
Advice and information Our offices at 6/8 The Headrow, Leeds LS1 6PT are open for drop-in on Monday - Friday from 9.30 am - 3.30pm or our carers advice line is open on Monday - Friday from 09.00 am - 4.30 pm, 0113 380 4300. If you want us to contact you please click our referral form.
Wellbeing sessions for carers Carers can book for a massage or Reiki on our weekly wellbeing sessions. Social events Look at our What's On page for more information
Yellow Card Scheme at GP Practices Let your GP know that you are a carer, complete a yellow card at your GP practice. You can use this scheme to access Carers Leeds services.
What our carers say about us
"As a young adult carer I don't think I would have made it through each day without the support from a carers support worker who understood what I was going through. They helped so much, answering questions, giving me guidance and being someone I could talk to whenever I needed to. I will be eternally grateful for this" C.I. aged 29
You can donate to us through Local Giving
Donate in 2016 - We are happy to announce that Noah Stanton is running the Leeds Half Marathon. www.localgiving.com/noahstanton
Flooding Advice and Support
If you are a Carer and have been affected by flooding, Carers Leeds can help you with both emotional and practical support. Contact the Carers Advice Line on 0113 380 4300 or visit us at our Drop-in Centre.
Other support available to you
Leeds City Council
For householders affected, a new hardship fund is being set up which will provide up to £500 per household to help with recovery costs, in addition to Council Tax relief.
If you have been severely affected by the flooding and wish to register for support, please contact Leeds City Council
Telephone: 0113 222 4444
Yorkshire Water have also announced that we will suspend charges for our customers who were forced out of their homes by the recent floods. Eligible customers will have their charges suspended until such time as they are able to reoccupy their properties. Allowances will also be made for those eligible customers who choose to remain in their properties but whose bills rise significantly as a result of clean-up activities. For more information contact Yorkshire Water on 0345 124 2424.