On this page, you will find information about being a (formal or an informal ) carer including videos, leaflets.


What is a carer

A carer is anyone, including children and adults, who look after a family member, partner, or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem, or an addiction and cannot cope without their support. The care they give is unpaid.

If you are a carer or someone who is cared for, it is important that you tell us so that we can update our medical records and ensure that we provide the right support and help.



Carers Leeds is a Leeds-based organisation specifically created to support informal (unpaid) carers. They provide advice and assistance. You can contact them Monday to Friday for any questions or concerns on 0113 380 4300. Alternatively, you can email them at

In addition to answering any questions or concerns, they provide support and guidance for:

  • Befriending and social connections
  • Carers Assessments
  • Carers befriending
  • Carers connections
  • Carers good health
  • Carers of people with learning disabilities
  • Carers of people with mental health issues
  • Carers of people with physical health conditions
  • Digital Inclusion
  • Parent carers
  • People affected by another person’s drug and alcohol use
  • Resources
  • Support to bereaved carers
  • Supporting carers of people with dementia and memory problems
  • Working with Leeds hospitals
  • Young adult carers (aged 16-25)


I want to learn more. Are there any online videos I can watch?

Yes there is. The NHS has put together a number of videos. You can search for these on Youtube.  A selection, however, are as follow: