Carers Leeds provide specialist dementia carer support throughout the city in order to support carers of people living with memory problems or a diagnosis of dementia. To access this free service simply phone our advice line on 0113 380 4300. We offer one to one carer support by appointment in a community venue, over the phone and online. We also have a number of carers support groups throughout Leeds and online.
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 Worker based at St James’ hospital but they cover 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.
Carers Leeds and Community Links are working in partnership to provide a new day service for younger people with dementia.
A specialist Carer Support Worker from Carers Leeds is based within the Young Dementia Leeds team at Springfield day service in Cottingley providing information, advice and support to carers of younger people with dementia.
Since September 2013 Carers Leeds has been providing training to educate and support carers of people with a dementia to enable them to better manage their caring role. The courses focus on giving participants an understanding of dementia, how to access support as a carer, financial and legal affairs and planning for the future. The courses are facilitated by specialist dementia carer support workers.