Carers Leeds is a charity providing information advice and support to unpaid carers in Leeds.
We are able to help carers with a range of issues relevant to caring, including welfare benefits and access to services. We provide opportunities for carers to get a break from caring and to meet up with other carers for leisure, learning and well-being. We celebrate the diversity of the carers in Leeds and try to ensure that all carers' needs are met. We have a specific services for carers aged 18-30 and focus support on the needs of carers from black and minority ethnic communities.Why the community needs us
The role of an unpaid carer (family member, friend, neighbour) is essential to our community. Carers enable people with sickness or disability to remain in their own homes and engaged with the community. Carers, however, also need support for themselves and Carers Leeds is able to provide this. Through our information, advice and support, carers are helped to deal with problems that might arise and supported in looking after their own health and emotional needs.Our impact on the community
Carers who use our service tell us that the support they get is crucial in maintaining their caring relationship. Carers often become socially isolated. Carers Leeds, for some carers, becomes the only place where they can meet up with other people and get a break from caring. Our impact is to improve a carers' quality of life, help them deal with stress, support them in meeting their emotional needs, counteract social isolation and enable them to make their caring relationship sustainable.