Are you a carer or cared for? Do you care for someone who could not manage without you or are you someone that is cared for?
It is important that carers stay as fit and healthy as possible. We want to help carers however we can only do this if you let us know you are a carer and register yourself as a carer using the Carer Registration Form (see below).
Under NHS regulations all GPs are required to compile a register of carers. This identifies carers and their needs so that support can be offered when needed if you care for a relative, friend or neighbour who is dependent on that help. The person being cared for may be handicapped, have a debilitating physical or mental illness or be in frail health and can be any age.
We may be able to help you and ensure that your own health needs are met in the most appropriate way. To do this please register with us as a carer:
- Pick up the form at reception and complete it there.
The government has updated guidance for anyone who provides unpaid care for a friend or family member who cannot cope without their support, to reflect changes to national lockdown rules which came into effect on Monday 12 April 2020
The update includes guidance for those under 25 (young carers and young adult carers) who provide care for someone due to them having a lifelong condition, illness, disability, serious injury, mental health condition or an addiction.
North Staffordshire Carers have been successful in securing the Stoke on Trent All Age Carer Support Service contract and will be working in partnership with Stoke on Trent City Council and Stoke on Trent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to provide the service to carers throughout our City.
The Carer Health Organisations section on this website has lots of useful links to help you.