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Caring for Someone

Caring for someone who could not manage without you?

If you look after your partner, family member or friend, who could not manage without you due to physical or mental illness, disability, frailty, life-limiting illness or substance misuse problems, then you are an unpaid carer and we want to help you.

Once we are aware of your caring role and responsibilities, our dedicated Carer Lead is here to help and will let you know about the support that is available from the practice. For example, if we know that you are caring for someone we can:

  • Arrange flexible appointment times where possible
  • Offer you a free annual flu vaccination and health check  
  • Offer you a referral to your local Carer Support Service, which provides free information, support and advice

Register with us today by completing our Carer Identification Form.

You can return your completed Carer Identification Form to Reception or email it directly to our Carer Lead Rosie O'Neill at:

Are You a Carer?

Content Supplied by NHS Choices

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

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

0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
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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