New guide to care and support in Leeds

A new, updated Leeds Care Homes and Housing Options Directory has been published today in association with Leeds City Council. It gives readers crucial information on how to access, and pay for, care services throughout Leeds.

With Government plans to cap the costs of social care now postponed, it’s never been more important to have impartial information to guide you through choosing and paying for care and support. The guide helps readers to understand their options, highlights where to go for advice and gives information on how the paying for care system works.

With no cap on care costs at present, this independent information is invaluable to help navigate the system.

The new edition of Leeds Care Homes and Housing Options Directory and accompanying website give information on all aspects of arranging care and support in Leeds. It includes how to stay independent for as long as possible, the different care and support options available and what to look for when choosing a care provider. It also offers guidance on important issues such as paying for care and what financial assistance may be available from the local authority. There are comprehensive listings of all registered care services throughout Leeds, plus checklists to help you ask the right questions when visiting services.

For a free copy of Leeds Care Homes and Housing Options Directory contact Adult Social Care on (0113) 378 3967. It is also available throughout the region from outlets including carers’ centres, hospitals, GP surgeries, Age UK and the Alzheimer’s Society. It can be downloaded from and is available in spoken word. Further help and information can be accessed via the [directory’s/guide’s] free telephone helpline on 0800 389 2077.

Robert Chamberlain, Managing Director of the guide’s publisher, Care Choices, commented:

“This is an invaluable source of information for anyone considering short or long term care in Leeds, and contains vital information to help people decide what type of care and support is best for them.

“With no cap on the cost of care, finding a care service for yourself or a loved one that meets their needs and is affordable can be a daunting and unfamiliar task. This new Leeds Care Homes and Housing Options Directory has been compiled to help people understand the process and offer them reassurance at every step of their journey.”

Care Choices is the UK’s largest independent publisher for social care and adults with additional needs. It is also the largest publisher of care directories for local authorities in England.