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 email@example.com.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Law Clinic
Free legal advice is available to colleagues through the Leeds Law School Law Clinic.
Leeds City Council
Leeds Community Health care
Macmillan Cancer Support
The Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre - Cancer Information and Support Service
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.
Alcohol and Drug support services for Young People and Adults across Leeds.