Information for Carers

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.

Information for carers

There is a wealth of information on the NHS Choices website about carers’ rights and caring. The website contains useful information on accessing support, benefits, taking a break etc.

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.
Website: http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email: [email protected]

Carers support groups

Derbyshire Carers Association also offers a wide range of help, support and services for carers.