Carers

Carers Champion

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.

 

Carers Leeds

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

www.carersleeds.org.uk

  • Call 0800 808 7777 Advice Line open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am to 4.30pm and  Wednesday 8am to 6.30pm
  • Email: info@carersleeds.org.uk
  • Drop in:  At 6-8 The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 6PT Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm

Carers UK

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.

www.carersuk.org

  • Call: 0808 808 7777    Mondays and Tuesdays between 10am and 4pm

Contact

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: helpline@contact.org.uk