Carers Leeds is committed to adhering to the strictest advice and protocols advised by the NHS. The well-being of carers, visitors, volunteers and our staff is our absolute priority, and you can be assured that this issue has our complete attention.
All support groups, events, drop-ins, meetings and other face to face activities are now cancelled until further notice.
The Carers Leeds advice line – 0113 380 4300 is open Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 9.00am-4.30pm, Wed 8.00am – 6.30pm. You can e-mail the advice line – firstname.lastname@example.org for support during these times.
Get in touch for support – these are difficult times, but you don’t have to go through this alone.
You can read the joint statement from Carers Trust and Carers UK by visiting their Website.
Carers Leeds - Carers Connections
When you're looking after a loved one, it's easy to become isolated and lonely. Over time carers may lose contact with friends and family and find it difficult to leave the home.
Our Carers Connections service is there for any carer aged over 50 who feels lonely or isolated.
Whether you'd like to build the confidence to try new things or perhaps your loved one has moved into a care home and you'd like to increase your social activities, we can help. We work with you to find a way for you to get connected and feel less lonely.
For further information about what we've been doing during the last few months and see how you can access this support by visiting their Service spotlight: Carers connections Web Page.
COVID-19 information for carers in Leeds
Leeds City Council is taking part in a 2 month pilot with the Department of Health and Social Care to provide unpaid carers with PPE. If you need masks, gloves or other equipment to help you in your caring role, apply online by completing the PPE Order Form (Unpaid carers).