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Support from the Council

Leeds City Council offers a number of services to support the person you care for. 

The complex needs day service supports people who live with dementia and have complex needs, including support with personal care.  Each centre offers a safe space designed to be friendly and flexible and offer group activates and one to one support. Through the early support scheme you are able to experience this service whilst you are waiting on a social worker assessment and with no obligation to continue if its not for you. 

Find out more about the complex needs day centre 

Leeds City Council provides a wide range of housing related services. Leeds Directory has a separate information section which explores these options and signposts you to the appropriate services based on your current housing or housing needs. 

Find more information on the Leeds Directory

The peer support service supports people living with dementia and their family, friends and carers by providing a them the opportunity to share their experience. Facilitated by a professions, this network offers strength based support to help people achieve the things they want to in their everyday lives and to build their self confidence and celebrate their successes. 

Find out more about the peer support service

Shared Lives carers provide care in their own homes. It can be for a few hours, overnight, or even a couple of weeks. 

There are two types of Shared Lives care. 

1) Day support

The person needing care can visit a Shared Lives carer for a day or a few hours once a week or every so often. They may spend time in the carers home or they could help in attending activities and groups. 

2) Short breaks (respite care)

The person needing care can stay in the Shared Lives carers home. This might be over night a couple of time a week, for a weekend or even longer. This enables you as their usual carers to get a break, or help out in the case of an emergency. 

Find out more about Shared Lives

Last updated: 11/30/2023