Carers befriending

This befriending service supports carers aged 16 and over who are caring for someone at home or who has moved into a care home within the previous 3 months.

Our trained volunteer befrienders enable carers to:-

  • Talk about their caring role
  • Talk about their health
  • Improve their wellbeing
  • Make social contacts in their local area
  • Share their worries and concerns

To find out more or if you would like support from the service, please contact Aiden Finney, Carers Befriending Co-ordinator aiden.finney@carersleeds.org.uk, or call 0113 380 4300.

You can view our carers befriending leaflet here.

Here is some feedback from previous carers who have used the service:

My befriender helped me a lot. I feel like my confidence is better. She has also made me feel that there are good people out there that do really care.’

‘I feel like a different person, the difference is amazing. I’ve used the money (time for carers grant) to have a regular massage. It’s lovely and this week I even walked home so I could notice the scenery. I love having the confidence to volunteer at the florist and it has helped my confidence having ‘girls’ to talk to again. You have made an amazing difference.’

Carers Leeds supports unpaid carers:

Carers Advice Line: 0113 380 4300
Carers Advice Email: advice@carersleeds.org.uk