Carers Information

Please phone the surgery to book your carers healthcheck

If you’re a Carer who helps and supports someone who can’t manage on their own.  A carer is identifed as a spouse, sibling, friend, child, care worker, parent or neighbour.

we want to ensure YOU get all the support YOU need.

We are trying to identify & support as many Carers as we can.

Particularly those people who may be looking after a member of their family or helping a friend or neighbour with day to day tasks, don’t really regard themselves as a Carer and are undertaking this vital activity without help or support.

If you are caring for someone, we really would like you to let us know, so that we can ensure to help you receive all the support and information you need, or maybe simply being there to provide a kindly ear when things get too much.

If you are a Carer, please click on the link below for our Carer's Identification form or speak with one of our reception team, who would be happy to help, our carers champion at the surgery is Julie on reception.

A carer is a person of any age, adult or child who provides unpaid support to a partner, child, relative or friend, who couldn’t manage to live independently or whose health or wellbeing  would deteriorate  without this help.  This could be due to frailty, disability or serious health condition, mental ill health or substance misuse.    

Carers can be identified as:-

Sibling, spouse, friend, child, care worker, parent or neighbor

Young Carers:-  A young carer is someone under 18 who helps to look after someone in their family or a friend who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol

Young Adult Carers:- Young adult carers, are young people aged 14-25 who care unpaid for a family member or friend with an illness, disability, mental health condition or an addiction

Please let our reception team know if you look after someone, or if someone looks after you to ensure that you receive the care you deserve.

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There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

Being a carer you are eligable for a carers health check, just contact the surgery to make an appointment with our Health Care Assistants.

Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

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.

Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

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?

 

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone

0808 802 0202

Helpline Information

http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx

Email

CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk

Office Hours

Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

 

Carers support groups

 

Finance and Law

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

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

Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to

How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after

Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers

Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible

Downloads
Carers Indentification Form
Ashfield Young Carer Support Group
Mansfield Young Carer Support  Group