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Carers

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Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.

There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring.  You can also ask to speak to our carers lead in the practice, please just ask at reception.

Click here to read our patient carers policy.

Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on caring for a parent at home

  • 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 the NHS 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?

Finance and Law

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

  • Benefits for carers

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

  • Money and 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

  • 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 Local Links for Carers



 
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