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Professionals

The 2011 census informed us that there are over 71,500 people in Leeds who are providing unpaid care – 9.5% of the population. It also gave us the following information45,700 people care for between 1 – 19 hours per week

  • 45,700 people care for between 1 – 19 hours per week
  • 9,500 people care for between 20 – 49 hours per week
  • 16,500 people provide 50 hours or more of unpaid care per week.

The number of carers providing 20 plus hours per week is significantly increasing.

What Does Carers Leeds Do?

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  • Telephone Advice Line – 0113 380 4300 Monday – Friday 9 – 4.30
  • Drop-in at offices on The Headrow – Monday – Friday 9.30 – 3.30
  • Appointments at the carer’s home, at Carers Leeds City Centre offices, or another another mutually agreed venue
  • Contact in health care settings, such as GPs or through Neighbourhood teams
  • Support to carers from BME communities
  • Specialist support for carers of people with
    • Dementia – at Carers Leeds; in hospital (Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust); In West Leeds CCG area; through training courses for carers
    • Mental health issues
    • Young Adult Carers – aged 16 – 25
    • Parent carers or families with a child with additional needs
  • Support for bereaved carers
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  • Health and Wellbeing – information and advice for carers on looking after their own health, massage and other therapies
  • Carers Support Groups – Link to Support Groups leaflet
  • Events and training for carers:
    • different ways of getting a short break and peer support
    • Caring Well training – 8 sessions of training covering a broad spectrum of carers’ issues
  • Bi-monthly Newsletter – link to newsletter
  • Time for Carers – Fund to help carers get a break. The carer can apply for up to £250 once every 3 years – link to Time For Carers

 

 

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