A carer is defined as, someone who, without payment, provides help and support to a partner, relative, friend or neighbour, who could not manage to stay at home without their help due to age, sickness, addiction or disability.
Is this you?
Our practice has a procedure for how carers are identified and we have a referral protocol to social services for assessment of carers support needs or to other local support such as carers centre.
We have a ‘carer’s self referral form’ that you can complete in the surgery or we can send it out to you. Let us know if you are a carer and we will make sure that you have all of the help and support that you need.
Further information can be found on www.carers.org