Working with Leeds hospitals

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

Hospital 2 Home (Support for Carers)

Age UK Leeds offers help for older people who have had a short stay in St James’s Hospital to facilitate discharge, get settled in at home and prevent readmission.

Carers Leeds works in partnership with this scheme to ensure that carers identified within this project are offered support and are linked in with the Carers Leeds service.

Carers receive a visit at home from a Carer Support Worker who makes sure that the carer’s needs are recognised and that the carer is getting all the help they need to make the home situation safe and sustainable.

For more information about Hospital 2 Home contact:

April Lee – april.lee@carersleeds.org.uk – 0113 380 4000