The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Patient Experience Team

Carers Leeds

Carers Leeds is an independent charity that gives specialist and tailored support, advice and information to unpaid carers aged over 16. Established in 1996, our team of expert support workers are dedicated to improving the lives of thousands of carers in Leeds.

Advice line: 0113 380 4300
Advice email:

Leeds Teaching Hospitals works closely with Carers Leeds to support Carers when the loved one they care for is in hospital. Carers Leeds has Carer Support Workers based in Gledhow Wing at St James’s Hospital, though they cover all sites and you can find more information via: Carer Support Workers.

Carers Leeds offers free dementia training for carers, for more information about dementia carer training contact: Lisa McAvan –  0113 380 4300

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Dementia Carer Support Worker

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Carers Leeds offers a specific service to carers of people with dementia or memory problems in the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. There is a specialist Dementia Carer Support Worker based at St James’s University Hospital who covers all the sites in the Trust. Much of the work focuses on involving carers in discharge planning and ensuring carers are informed about services available to them in the community. The Dementia Carer Support Worker is also able to support, provide advice and signpost carers to other appropriate services where patients do not have dementia or memory problems.

For more information about Dementia Carer Support in Leeds Teaching Hospitals contact:

Lorraine Lumb –  – 07854 481 024

Hospital Liaison Support Worker 

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Carers Leeds also has a Hospital Liaison Support Worker whose role is to help people, who pay for their own care, find care homes and care packages to support discharge. This role does not just relate to dementia.

For more information contact:

Caroline Howarth - - 07794 140 418

Hospital to Home (Support for Carers)








Hospital to home referrals are now going straight to the Advice line: 0113 3804300, where emotional support, as well as information and advice can be given. The referral comes from an Age UK Leeds Hospital to home worker via the online referral page:

Carers Leeds Advice Line: 0113 3804300 is available to all carers, caring for an individual with a disability or illness that live in Leeds, and is available from Monday -Friday 9am - 5pm. Depending on the illness of the person they care for, we can then offer one to one support with a specialist team such as Dementia, Mental Health and all other conditions will be supported by our outreach or office team depending on the carers ability to leave the cared  for any time.

For more information contact April Lee –