Information for Carers

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Are you a carer?

Helping or supporting a family member, friend or neighbour who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, mental health problem or addiction is a difficult and, often, under-recognised role. Many people who do this do not identify themselves as carers. We recognise it is important that carers stay as fit and healthy as possible, therefore we want to give additional support to our patients who are undertaking caring roles. 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) or advising our reception team.

Register with us as a carer

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.

As well as offering you a carer’s assessment, if we know you are a carer we can make you aware of additional care or services you may not otherwise be eligible for – for example, some vaccinations are offered to carers.

If you have caring responsibilities we can offer different appointment types to accommodate any restrictions that may come along with this. Please speak to our reception team to find out how we can best meet your needs.

Government support for carers

The government provides support for carers in a number of ways (

Carer assessments and reviews

Support for carers of all ages

Being a carer is physically and emotionally demanding. It is important that carers feel supported in fulfilling this crucial role. Please see below for sources of support for carers:

Local organisations

National organisations

Caring in specific circumstances