Are You a Carer? If you are please let us know – we may be able to help you. We keep a register of carers at the practice. For more information about how we may be able to help you in your caring role please see our information leaflet. Leaflet – Carer – Updated May 2019.
Please print off the leaflet and hand in the completed form to your nearest surgery. This will forwarded on to our Carers Champion, who will add you to our carers register, and send out a Carers Information Pack to you in the post.
Are you a Young Carer aged 18 or under ?
Young Carers are children under 18 with caring responsibilities to a parent, sibling, relative or friend. The person they help care for may be ill, disabled, or dependant on drugs or alcohol. If you are, you can highlight yourself to us by completing the above leaflet and hand it in to your nearest surgery or even make an appointment to see a GP of your choice to discuss what help maybe accessible to you. Please click on the following link for more information for Young Carers https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/practical-support/getting-care-and-support/young-carers-and-carers-of-children-under-18?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIg-uujIPS4gIVBZztCh1YtgWOEAAYASAAEgLljfD_BwE
Contact Carers Direct
You can call the Carers Direct helpline on 0300 123 1053 if you need help with your caring role and want to talk to someone about what options are available to you. Office Hours: Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines. If you are busy at certain times of day, you can send the Carers Direct helpline a message and ask for an adviser to call you back for free at a time that is convenient to you.
Email: [email protected]
Advice, support and useful information
There is a wealth of information on the NHS Choices website about carers’ rights, help and support and services for carers. Please click on the links below for more information.
- Benefits for carers
Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
- Benefits for the person you care for
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to
- Death and benefits
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
- 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
- Personal and household finance
Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers
- Social fund
- Tax credits
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible
Please contact Staffa Health Carers Champion Joanne Sas for further information.