Do you care for someone?

Dated: 16-Aug-22

A carer is someone who provides support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, a partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or is affected by mental ill-health or substance misuse. It includes young people who may be caring at home. 

We would like to encourage all carers to register with the GP surgery. Carers often neglect their own health as they are looking after someone else. By keeping a carer fit and well, we can support them to look after the cared for person in the best way and also look after their own physical and emotional wellbeing. 

If you are a carer please contact the practice and ask to be put on the surgery carers register. You will be given a carers pack with information about support services and how the practice can help you. In most cases we can then: 

  • Offer a free flu vaccination 
  • Arrange flexible appointment times to meet the carers needs 
  • Share information about the person you care for to help in their caring role 
  • Let you know about other organisations that can help 

Bristol & South Gloucestershire Carers Support Centre website 

Contact Carers Line on: 0117 965 2200 

Carers Support Centre also has Hospital Carer Liaison Workers who work at the BRI and Southmead Hospital. They provide one-to-one support for carers whilst they, or the person they care for, are in hospital. You can follow the Carers Liaison Workers on Twitter @carersliaison for useful information for carers and health staff. 

Please let your doctor or a member of the surgery team know that you care for someone.

Carers Breaks and Sitting Service 

Parent Carers

Young carers

Grants to support discharge from hospital

The Care Act

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