Sidra is our Practice Carers Champion and is responsible for the operational support for all our patients that carer for someone. Sidra is available to offer advice and support to all adult and child Carers. A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend of family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or addiction cannot cope without their support. Sidra is available to give carers the opportunity to be referred onto local carers organisations, who can provide support and further advice on what kind of services are available to help carers in Leeds. Sidra will soon be developing a new information point within the practice waiting room that will display useful information and contacts numbers for anyone that looks after someone. Also Sidra has some very useful carers information packs that she is happy to give out to all carers.
We would like to ask all our patients that look after someone to let any member of our practice team know so that we can identify you on our clinical system. By doing this we hope to improve the level of support and offer flexible appointments for all carers and the person who is cared for.
If you would like to arrange a meeting or have a chat with Sidra please either contact the Surgery or ask for her on your next visit to the practice.
For all Unpaid Cares
Are you helping a friend or family member due to their illness, disability, mental health issue or a substance misuse problem?
Carers Leeds is the first point of advice and a listening ear for all unpaid cares. The service can be contacted by phone, email or home visit or by dropping in to the city centre base.
For more information please visit their website on the link below
- Call 0800 808 7777 Advice Line open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am to 4.30pm and Wednesday 8am to 6.30pm
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Drop in: At 6-8 The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 6PT Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm
Carers UK makes life better for carers. Caring can affect us all at some point in our lives. Carers UK will be there for you if this happens, to provide expert advice, information and support.
- Call: 0808 808 7777 Mondays and Tuesdays between 10am and 4pm
For Families with Disabled Children
Contact is a national charity that supports the families of children up to 25 years of age with additional needs. They support families with the best possible guidance and information. They bring families together to support each other and they help families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.
For more information please visit contact.org.uk
- Call 0808 808 3555 Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm
- Email: email@example.com
Willow Young Carers Service
Willow Young Cares Services offer support for young people who have a close relationship with a person who has mental health needs, a serious illness or a learning disability. They offer support for children and young people aged 5 – 17 years old, and living within the Leeds area of West Yorkshire.
Click here to visit their website for more information.
Or you can contact them on Telephone: 0113 249 1634 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org