Carers Advice

We Support Our Local Carers

A carer provides unpaid help and support to someone who could not manage without them. This could be due to age, physical or mental health issues, substance misuse or disability. We have created this page to highlight many of the free resources available to carers in the UK.  

As a practice, we talk to carers every day who are an integral part of looking after our patients with disabilities and debilitating mental or physical illness. There are many carers who look after friends or family members unpaid and while this can be incredibly rewarding, it can also be difficult for them to look after their own wellbeing at the same time.

If you are caring for someone and struggling please seek help and advice from any of the services listed below.

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999


Carers Leeds

Carers Leeds is a fantatic independent charity offering help and support to unpaid carers over 16 in the Leeds area.

You can visit their wesbite here –

Carers advice line – 0113 380 4300

Alternatively email them at – [email protected]

Carers Digital

This resource is free to all carers in Leeds and includes online guides, online ‘building resilience’ training and the Jointly App.

You will need to create an account by going to this website and use this free access code: DGTL8267

Carers Trust (Mid Yorkshire)

Carers Trust Mid Yorkshire is a major provider of direct support for carers in Kirklees (all areas), Wakefield (all areas), Calderdale, and areas of South Leeds.

They offer a multitude of support for carers in the area and you can find their website here.

You can also call them on – 01484 537036

or email – [email protected] 

Barnardo’s – Young Carers Support

Many children in the UK are providing care for a family member or assisting in looking after younger siblings which is a lot to take on as a child.

Click on this link for more information on what Barnardo’s can do to support young people providing care.

The government have created an advice page, specifically for people providing unpaid care during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

Follow this link to find out more.

Carer’s Allowance

If you care for someone for at least 35 hours a week and are not paid for the service, you can look at claiming Carer’s Allowance. You can go to the website here for more information on eligibility and how to apply.

NHS Information

The NHS has a dedicated webpage including  information on carer’s assessments, support from local councils, respite care and help for young carers. Click here to find out more.