- managing your own health and wellbeing
- emotional support and someone to talk to that understands the impact of being a carer
- managing at home and identifying any changes that are needed
- taking a break from caring
- information and signposting to access finances, grants & benefits
- advice about carers rights at work
- finding local services and support
- getting a carers assessment
Advice and support
There are a number of services who specialise in supporting unpaid carers within Leeds.
Carers Leeds are the ‘go-to’ place for carers over the age of 18 in Leeds.
Carers Leeds provide information, advice, and support through one-to-one support, group support, regular newsletters, factsheets, signposting, training, events, and social activities.
You can contact the Carers Leeds Advice Line by calling 0113 380 4300 or emailing email@example.com
Family Actions Young Carers Support Service provides specialist information, advice and support for young carers (aged under 18), their families and the organisations working with them across Leeds. The service can work with families to agree goals that will help reduce inappropriate or excessive caring tasks for the child or young person and improve quality of life for the family.
- providing advocacy for the family
- supporting families to access financial advice and support
- supporting improved communication with family members and professionals
- working alongside health and adult care providers to support health and care needs
- working with schools to improve support for child or young person
- supporting children and young people through transition periods.
You can contact Family Action Young Carers Service by calling 0113 733 9126 or emailing Leedsyoungcarers@family-action.org.uk
There are also national organisations who also support unpaid carers.
Carers UK are the UK's only national membership charity for carers and provide a wide range of online information and advice for carers as well as campaigning for better recognition and support of carers. Carers UK have a national helpline which can be contacted by phone at 0808 808 7777 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Carers Trust is a national charity which works to improve support, services and recognition for carers. Carers Trust website includes a wide range of information, advice and resources for carers and people who work with carers. Carers Trust have online forums for both adult carers and young carers which provide an opportunity for carers to connect with other carers