Supporting carers from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities

We understand that carers from different ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds may have specific needs for support around their caring role – there may be a need for help around languages, or help with services that do not fully understand the things that are important to the carer and their community.

Carers Leeds works in partnership with Touchstone  to deliver a support service to carers from BAME communities, providing a culturally sensitive service and together we offer:

  • One to one support via
    • telephone
    • office appointments
    • home appointments
  • Group support
    • A weekly carers group at Touchstone.

Languages

We are able to support carers speaking Punjabi, Urdu and Bengali.

If the language is not supported by Carers Leeds, we try to offer an initial meeting with a carer with an interpreter. The carer will then be helped to link in with a range of services that will be able to help them in their own language. Strong links exist with the range of community groups across Leeds.

To find out more about this support, please contact Zaira Khanum – Zaira.Khanum@carersleeds.org.uk – 0113 380 4300