Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.
If you care for or help someone with an illness, physical disability or mental health difficulty (whether this is a partner, friend, relative or neighbour) then you are a carer. The surgery holds a register of all our patients who are caring for others. The register will help us to acknowledge your needs as a carer and provide you with further information where appropriate.
If you would like us to know that:
- you are caring for someone, or
- you would like the Carers Support Service (below) to contact you, or
- you would like a Carers Assessment
please either complete the online form (link above) or ask for a Carers Registration Form at the main reception desk. Carers Information Packs are also available to you free of charge. We also have information folders for young carers (up to age 19) and their parents. The Carers Support Service is a confidential information and support service for carers. You can contact them on 0300 028 8888 or via their website www.carerssupport.org.uk
There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
- Caring for a parent
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
- Telling people
Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
- Taking a break
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
- Housing and carers
Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
Carers support groups
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.