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Carers

If you look after anyone who because of illness or disability needs support and cannot manage without help then you are recognised in law as a carer.

Many people at some point in their lives become a carer even though they may have other responsibilities. If you are a carer we may be able to provide you with help and support.​​​​​​​​​

Carers Leeds have an experienced and dedicated staff team who provide a comprehensive information and advice service for carers including financial advice and support groups. This confidential service ensures that carers have the right information, tailored to their individual needs and whatever their circumstances.

Find out more about Carers Leeds.

If you are caring for someone with health problems or a disability you are entitled to an assessment of your own needs, even if the person you care for doesn’t want or need services themselves.

Find out how to arrange a Carers Assessment.

There are a number of different services who provide breaks to carers to give them some respite and help them continue caring. These include

  • one off breaks, holidays and alternatives to respite care services
  • community based respire services
  • residential respire placements

Find out more about respite services.

You make require a social care assessment in order to access these services.

Last updated: 10/22/2020