Supporting Carers in Health Settings

GP Referrals – Our ‘Yellow Card’ scheme

All Leeds GP practices can refer carers to Carers Leeds by completing a ‘Yellow Card Referral’. If you are a carer ask your GP practice for a Yellow Card and when you have completed the short form hand it back to the practice and they will send the referral to Carers Leeds. As part of the process GP practices are encouraged to use the Yellow Card as a prompt to record a patient as a carer on their practice database thereby ensuring that carers can be identified when contacting their practice and offered appointment times and services that fit with their caring role, for example carer health checks and access to flu vaccinations.

GP practices who would like more information about the Yellow Card Referral Scheme can contact our Health Development Manager:

Siân Cartwright – sian.cartwright@carersleeds.og.uk – 0113 380 4305

GP based Carer Clinics

Carers Leeds facilitates several carer clinics in GP surgeries across the city for carers who could not get to our city centre offices. Carers can be referred to a clinic by their GP.

For more information about our carer clinics contact:

Tom Harris – thomas.harris@carersleeds.org.uk
Carrie Grey – carrie.grey@carersleeds.org.uk – 07792 662 396

Dementia Carer Support in Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Carers Leeds offers a specific service to carers of people with dementia or memory problems in Leeds acute hospitals. We have a specialist Dementia Carer Support Workers based at St James’s University Hospital who covers all Leeds hospital sites. Much of the work focuses on involving carers in discharge planning and ensuring carers are informed about services available to them in the community.

For more information about Dementia Carer Support in Leeds Teaching Hospitals contact:

Lorraine Lumb –  lorraine.lumb@carersleeds.org.uk  – 07854 481 024

Dementia Carer Support in West Leeds

See page: Supporting Carers of People with Dementia and Memory Problems