Are you a carer?
A carer is a person of any age (including children) who provides unpaid support to a partner, relative, friend or neighbour who couldn't get help by themselves.
This could be due to:
- old age,
- a serious health condition,
- mental health
- substance misuse.
- Parents of children who are disabled or who have a serious health condition are also considered carers
Many carers do not identify with the label 'carer'. Instead you may see yourself as looking after someone you care about. Also if you receive statutory payments you are still considered a carer.
If you are a carer, please let your surgery know as there may be information and resources available to assist you.
We can refer you to the Carer Federation if you complete this form and bring it into reception.
There are also a number of useful resources you can access online:
Information for Carers leaflet
Nottinghamshire Carers Hub
NHS Carers Direct
NHS Choices hosts a huge amount of information to support carers:
Caring for a patient at home: a helpful video on caring for a parent at home
Telling people: Telling your friends you are a carer is important so they can understand and support you
Taking a break: Caring for someone can be a full time job. It's essential that you take time for yourself too. Read this 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.