Carers Advice

Are you a carer?

Carers UK estimate that there are around 6.5 million carers in the UK, meaning carers represent 10% of the UK population. This includes around 700,000 young carers (aged 17 or below).

A carer is a person of any age (including children) who provides unpaid support to a partner, relative, friend or neighbour who couldn’t cope without their help. This could be due to old age, frailty, disability, a serious health condition, mental ill health or substance misuse. Parents of children who are disabled or who have a serious health condition are also considered to be carers.


Is this you? If so please let us know via the online form below - we may be able to help you.


Please inform reception if you feel that you are a Carer and that the practice has not yet recognised this.


We at your Practice will be able to support you by giving you:

  • Access to a Carers Information Pack and other information
  • Refer you to Carers Leeds and other helpful organisations which support carers and families
  • Refer you to our Patient Ambassador service to see if any other support may be beneficial for you.
  • Give you appointment times to fit in with your caring role
  • A health check if caring for someone is affecting your health
  • A flu jab

Register a Carer

Carers Leeds

The home of support for all unpaid carers in Leeds

Are you helping a friend of family member due to their illness, disability, mental health issue or a substance misuse problem?

Yes? – Then you are one of 74,000 unpaid carers in Leeds and we are here to support you.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact Carers Leeds:

Drop-in: 6-8 The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 6PT: Monday to Friday – 10:00am till 4:00pm

Carers Advice Line: 0113 380 4300
Carers Advice Email:



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




NHS Links

There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.


Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

  • Benefits for carers

    Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

  • Benefits for the under-65s

    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.

    Benefits for the over-65s

    Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.

  • Carer's Assement

    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

  • Other benefits

    Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring