Information for Carers

Our Carers Champions

Carers can be identified as:-

A person of any age, adult or child who provides unpaid support to a partner, parent, child, sibling, friend, neighbour, 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.

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.

Our Carers Champion here at the surgery is Gail Middleton and Claire Taylor, who are more than happy to assist any way that they can with your caring needs.

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

Let us know you’re a carer

It is important that we know if you are a carer so that we can make sure you receive information, services and the help that is available. If you are a carer please complete this form.


Date of Birth


Date of Birth
What is your relationship to the person being cared for? *

Contact Carers Direct

0808 802 0202

Helpline Information


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

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
  • Benefits for the under-65s
    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.
  • Benefits for the over-65s
    Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.
  • Carer’s Assement
    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
  • 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