Parent Carers

Parents or other family members caring for a child or young person with additional needs can access information, advice and support from Carers Leeds.

Our service supports the emotional and physical health of parent carers across Leeds, so that they can continue to care for their children. We do this through one-to-one sessions or group work where we offer carers:

  • Emotional support
  • Advice and information
  • Signposting to services specific to your child’s needs
  • Support managing stress and anxiety

We now offer support groups online. Visit our events page for the latest dates. Parent carers are welcome at any of our other generic support groups.

View and share our parent carer leaflet here.

    Max Cards

    The Max Card is a discount card for families of looked after children and children with special educational needs and disabilities. Families simply show their Max Card upon entry to a venue in order to obtain free or discounted admission. Children and young people will be eligible for the Max Card up to the age of 25yrs.

    Carers Leeds is able to offer a Max Card to parent carers living in Leeds (West Yorkshire) and looking after a child with special education needs, health condition or disability.

    The Max Card costs £5.00 each. If you are able; we ask that you donate £5.00 to Carers Leeds to cover the cost of the card. Further details will be sent to you on completion of the application form below by email. Please check spam or junk mail folders should you not receive these details.

    Please note: If you are a foster carer please contact Leeds City Council Fostering Team on 0113 378 3538 to request a Max Card.

    Max Card Application Form

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    The Max Card is for:


    Carers Leeds supports unpaid carers:

    Carers Advice Line: 0113 380 4300
    Carers Advice Email: