Do you look after someone who is ill, frail, disabled or mentally ill?
We are interested in identifying carers, especially those people who may be caring without help or support. We know that carers are often “hidden” looking after a family member or helping a friend or neighbour with day to day tasks and may not see themselves as a carer.
Caring for someone is an important and valuable role in the community, which is often a 24-hour job that can be very demanding and isolating for the carer. Carers should receive appropriate support by way of access to accurate information on a range of topics such as entitlement to benefits and respite care and not least, a listening ear when things get too much.
For information and advice on all aspects of support for carers, please call 0808 802 0202 or visit the website www.nhs.uk/carersdirect
You may be eligible for a carers assessment from Social Services. This assessment looks at what information, support and services you can be offered. There is no charge for an assessment. Please call 01305 221016 for further information.
Please note, you are entitled to an annual flu vaccination. Please contact the surgery in September to book an appointment.
If you are a carer, please collect a CARERS IDENTIFICATION AND REFERRAL FORM, or click here to download a form, which you can complete to let us know about your caring responsibilities.
Click here for the NHS Carers Direct website
Click here for Alzheimer’s Society Activities for patients with dementia and their carers.