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Do you care for someone?

Dated: 21-Jan-13

Do you care for a disabled, ill or frail relative, friend or neighbour who cannot manage without your help?
You could be one of hundreds of carers in this area and you could be missing out on advice, information and support.

Please register yourself as a carer with the Practice by asking at Reception, or alternatively download a Carers registration form.

NEW Carers Simple Assessments

Starting in February 2013, we are offering a new service to support carers at the surgery, in partnership with the Carers’ Support Centre. A carer is someone who, without payment, provides help and support to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour who cannot manage without their help; this could be due to age, physical or mental illness, disability or addiction.

This new ‘carer surgery’ will offer one to one support to carers which will help to make sure carers are getting all the help they are entitled to and to provide carers simple assessments. The carers simple assessments are aimed at carers who are not currently getting help from the Council or NHS and are finding caring is affecting their health and well-being. In many cases, following a carers simple assessment, carers will be given a one off payment for something that could help them to take a break from caring, or to help them in their caring role. For example, these ‘carers personal budgets’ could be used to:

  • have a short break away.
  • join a gym or take up a hobby or course.
  • buy equipment or a service that makes caring easier, such as a tumble dryer, assistive technology or driving lessons.

Appointments for the carer surgeries can be arranged by contacting the Carers Support Centre on 0117 9652200.

Visit The Carers' Support Centre website:

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