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LBU Supporting Carers



Support, Advice and Guidance on Caring Issues

In the UK there are 6.5 million unpaid carers. 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.



Plus Icon Information, Advice and Support

Carers Leeds operates the single point of access for all carers in Leeds and offers information,  advice and support. You can call the advice line if you need information about your caring situation or someone to talk to.

Carers advice line – 0113 380 4300

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 9.00am to 4.30pm

Wed 8.00am to 6.30pm

You can also e-mail the advice line – advice@carersleeds.org.uk

Plus Icon Monthly Drop-in sessions

The Equality & Diversity Team will also arrange a bookable monthly drop in session with Carers Leeds for those colleagues wishing to speak to someone face to face. Please email equality@leedsbeckett.ac.uk for further information.

Plus Icon Internal Support Resources
  • 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.
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