Support for carers navigating hospitals.
Carers Leeds provide support for unpaid carers if they themselves, or the person they care for is an inpatient on wards in Leeds Teaching Hospitals.
We have an office on the 8th Floor of Gledhow Wing at St.James Hospital and we also cover LGI and Chapel Allerton Hospitals.
We recognise that a hospital stay can be an anxious time for carers and offer emotional support, information and advice. This enables carers to navigate the hospital processes and ensure that carers needs are heard and considered.
As part of this service we can signpost to services in the local community, refer to suitable support at Carer Leeds after discharge and ensure that Carers have advice on applicable benefits to help maximise their finances.
In addition, we can explain funding for care homes and support with finding suitable placements as well as having specialist support for carers of people living with dementia.
Our Hospital Support Workers are:
Jackie Ward, 07572 746 850
Lorraine Lumb, 07854 481 024