Are you looking after someone who could not manage without your help?
A carer is a person who provides unpaid 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.
If this is you, ask us to register you as a carer so that we can offer support, advice and information.
Our Carers Lead
Our new carers lead is our nurse, Lucy Evans, who is closely supported by our retired nurse, Jackie Williams.
Free Carers Meetings
Lilliput Surgery provides free monthly meetings with Lucy and Jackie where carers can meet and chat with each other over tea and cake and listen to various speakers on a range of carer-related and general interest topics.
Our meetings are now taking place at Holy Angels Church Hall, Lilliput Road, BH14 8JX at 2.00pm on the first Thursday of each month.
The remaining 2016 meetings are as follows:
- 2 June (with Help & Care)
- 7 July (with cream tea)
- 4 August
- 1 September (with Deborah from Laceys Solicitors)
- 6 October (with floral arrangement demonstration)
- 3 November
- 1 December (with Christmas get together)
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.