Information and advice for carers

Carers Leeds Advice Line

Carers Leeds have an experienced and dedicated staff team who provide a comprehensive information and advice service for carers. This confidential service ensures that carers have the right information, tailored to their individual needs and whatever their circumstances. The advice line can be contacted by phone on 0113 380 4300, by email or you can visit Carers Leeds Offices at 6/8 The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 6PT. You can also visit the Carers Leeds website.

Carers Leeds also produce a regular newsletter which has lots of helpful information for carers. You can ring the advice line on 0113 380 4300 and ask to receive the newsletter or you can register on-line.


Finance and Benefits

As a carer you may be able to claim several benefits, and receiving one can mean you qualify for others. The main benefit for carers is Carer's Allowance. Carers Allowance is a benefit which is only available under certain circumstances. You must spend at least 35 hours a week caring for a person who receives either Attendance Allowance or Disability Allowance at middle rate or highest rate.

Carers Leeds Advice Line can give advice on benefits related to caring and disability issues including help with the completion of forms and assistance in dealing with any problems that may arise in your caring role. The advice line can be contacted by phone on 0113 380 4300, by email at info@carersleeds.org.uk or you can visit the Carers Leeds website.

You can also contact:

Citizens Advice Bureau on 0844 477 4788 (Mon-Fri 9-5)
Leeds City Council Welfare Benefits Service on 0113 376 0452 (Mon-Fri 9-5)

Up to date information about benefits is available on the Government website.


Carer Support Groups

Carers Leeds organise events, social support and peer support and coordinate over 30 Carers Support Groups across Leeds.

Carer Support Groups can provide an opportunity for carers to talk to other carers, to share experiences and to support one-another.

For up to date information about Carers Support Groups, ring the Carers Leeds Advice Line on 0113 380 4300.


Further information for carers

The section below provides support information for carers of people with various needs.

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Information Sharing in Adult Social Care- How we look after your information as Carershttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Carer's Privacy Notice.doc866304doc
How we look after your information - NHS numberhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/How we look after your information - NHS number.pdf334771pdf

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