Did you know around 1 in 10 people are looking after a family member or friend who is ill, frail or has a disability, which means they are a Carer?
If this applies to you, then there is support available to help keep you and the person you care for well.
At our practice, we hold a lot of useful information in our Carers folder and on the notice board which can be found in the patient waiting area.
Please ask at Reception or phone the main surgery number for more information. We have a Carer link within the practice, Kim, who will be happy to offer you any help and advice they can, but if they are not available please leave your details and they will get back to you.
If you are a Carer, or have a Carer, we'd like to know. Please click the link below to download a Carer Notification Form. You can complete this and post it to us or bring it into the surgery.
Are You a Carer?
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.
- 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?
Carer's Trust registration Form
Download here and bring in to the Surgery.
Cheshire West Carers Newsletter
Click here for information.
A practical guide to healthy caring
NHS England has co-produced with Carers UK, Carers Trust, Age UK, Public Health England and with input from carers networks a practical guide to healthy caring. This is a companion guide to the healthy ageing guide and provides information and advice to carers about staying healthy whilst caring and identifies the support available to help carers maintain their health and wellbeing.
Carers support groups
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.