Carers Leeds is the organisation that supports unpaid carers in Leeds. If you are helping a friend, partner or family member and they couldn’t manage without your support due to their illness, disability, mental health issue or a substance misuse problem – Carers Leeds is here to support you.
D/deaf people can access any part of the service including help with form filling and making phone calls through a hearing worker with BSL skills. A fully qualified interpreter can also be arranged as necessary.
Carers Leeds offer a specialist service for carers who are looking after someone with a mental health problem, and can also support carers who are experiencing problems themselves, such as anxiety, stress or depression as a result of caring for their friend or family member.
They also offer a bereavement support service which can be accessed up to 12 months following the death of the person you were caring for. It is still possible to access support for a bereavement if you were caring for the person who died but were not accessing support from Carers Leeds while they were alive.
Carers Leeds have a drop-in service open Monday to Friday at 9.30am to 3.30pm but it is recommended that D/deaf carers email email@example.com to check availability first or to book an appointment.
Young carers can download the Young Carers Support App, which is a one-stop shop for young carers in West Yorkshire and Harrogate. It has advice and information on relationships, education, your health and more. You can find it in the Apple Store and on Google Play.