Non-urgent advice: Who is a carer

A carer is a person of any age (including children) who provides unpaid support to a partner, relative, friend or neighbour who couldn’t get by 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.

What we offer carers

  • Flu vaccination – most carers are eligible for a free flu vaccination to protect themselves and the person they care for
  • Regular health check appointments to help you keep fit and well
  • More flexible appointments
  • Referrals to carers’ services for more specialised information, advice and support

Dedicated Carer Service

Being a Carer can be hard work and there are excellent local services to help.

A good place to start is Carers Leeds

Carers Leeds