Are you a carer?
A carer is a person who provides care for someone who, because of a long term illness, mental health condition, addiction, disability or old age, is not able to care for themselves without support.
Please remember to register your details at the surgery where we can offer support, advice and information.
Our carers lead is Jackie Williams. We are lucky to have a carers group meeting on the last Friday in the month at 2.15pm here at the surgery and you are welcome to just pop along.
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.