Carers

Carers

Are you a carer?

If you are providing help or support to a friend, neighbour, relative or partner who could not stay at home due to their sickness, age or disability, then you are a carer. Please ask a receptionist to becoming a registered Carer at the surgery.

Once you are registered as a Carer you are entitled to a free yearly flu vaccination, free health check  and the practice offers advice and support to Carers. 

What about if I am a Young Carer?

A Young Carer is someone who is aged 18 or under who has to look after a family member due to a condition, such as a disability, illness, mental health condition, or a drug or alcohol problem.

You are also entitled to help. Ask at reception for more information

What other help am I entitled to?

The following links will take you to the NHS website page for Carers and also tips on how to look after your own wellbeing whilst caring for another person.

http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/guide/pages/guidetocaringhome.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/CarersDirect/yourself/Pages/Yourownwellbeinghome.aspx

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