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LBU Supporting Carers

Support, Advice and Guidance on Caring Issues

In the UK there are 6.5 million people caring unpaid and Employers for Carers estimate that 1 in 7 of the UK workforce will be caring for someone who is ill, frail or has a disability. A carer is someone who, without payment, provides help and support to a parent, partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour who could not manage without their help. This could be due to age, physical or mental health issues, substance misuse or disability. Carers help with personal things like getting someone dressed, turning them in their sleep, helping them to the loo, helping them move about or administering their medication. Carers also help with things like shopping, laundry, cleaning, cooking, filling in forms or managing money.

Leeds Beckett University recognises the importance of supporting colleagues with caring responsibilities, please join the mailing list to receive invitations to upcoming events in 2019 by contacting equality@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

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  • Health Assured

    Access to free confidential counselling and legal advice service for all staff.

  • Occupational Health

  • Dignity and Respect Network

    A network of trained staff available to discuss and support any aspect of behaviour that causes concern. Able to provide comprehensive impartial advice, options and information on our policies and current legislation.

  • Mediation Service

    Informal means of resolving conflict between individuals or groups, providing a platform for a safe, comprehensive discussion between those experiencing conflict.

  • Mindfulness Sessions

    Free mindfulness sessions available to staff and students. If interested in attending please contact studentwellbeing@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
  • The Law Clinic

    Free legal advice is available to colleagues through the Leeds Law School Law Clinic.

Carers Leeds

Carers Resource

Carers Trust

Carers UK

Leeds City Council

Leeds Community Health care


Macmillan Cancer Support

MS Society

The Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre - Cancer Information and Support Service

Mental Health

Alzheimer’s Society

Community Links

Older People

Age UK

Parent Carers

Parent and Carer Support Groups

Hawthorn Family Support Centre

Essential support and information for parents and carers of children aged 0-3 with additional needs.

Drug and Alcohol Misuse

Adfam, Families, Drugs and Alcohol

Find information, local support groups and helplines for anyone affected by someone else’s substance use.

Ask Frank

Forward Leeds

Alcohol and Drug support services for Young People and Adults across Leeds.

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