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Are You A Carer?

Content Supplied by NHS Choices

We may be able to help you.

A carer is someone who, often without payment, provides help and support to a family member or friend who may not be able to manage without this vital help. A carer has an important role in enabling vulnerable people, who need support, to lead independent lives. 

Please do not hesitate to contact the practice and book an appointment with the doctor for further information and assistance. You can dowload and print a form to bring with you, giving the practice details about yourself and/or the person you care for.

Carer's Details Form

Patient and Carer Details


Futher Information

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?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.



 
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