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 3 Carer links within the practice (Debbie, Heather and Mel) who will be happy to offer you any help and advice they can, but if they are not available, please leave your details and one of them 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?

(Please note this includes Young carers age 6-18 with a caring responsibility in the home)

If you are, please click here to 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.

Live Well Cheshire West

Click here for information. Young carers and young adult carers, please click here to read Poppy’s story.  Who is a young carer? A young carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled, has mental health issues or misuses drugs or alcohol.

Carer’ Needs Assessment

Did you know all carers have the right to request a carers’ needs assessment? Please click on the following link to find out more and complete the carers’ assessment form.

Having a care assessment | Cheshire West and Chester Council

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.

Cheshire & Warrington Carers Trust Helpline

0300 102 0008

(Mon – Fri 9am -5pm)


Find us on Facebook “Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust”

Follow us on Twitter “@cheshirecarers1”.

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

   Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to

  • Managing someone’s legal affairs

    Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after

  • Other benefits

    Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

  • Tax credits

    Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible