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Supporting Carers

We are committed to addressing the specific needs of carers, offering help and support wherever appropriate and practicable. If you think you are a carer, please let us know so we can update your records

Do You Look After Someone?

Census data shows there are over 6.5 million people in the UK providing unpaid support to a family member, friend or neighbour who would otherwise not be able to manage

It is estimated that just over one in ten patients on any GP Practice List is a Carer, although many go unrecognised

Carers are extremely valuable to the people they take care of.  They enable their cared for to maintain their independence and quality of life

What Do We Mean By A Carer

A carer is someone who spends a significant proportion of his/her life giving unpaid support to a family member, friend or neighbour who would otherwise not be able to manage

You can become a carer at any time and be of any age

The person you care for may have a physical disability, learning disability, dementia, mental health or substance misuse problem, or may be ill or frail

The person may live with you or somewhere else and rely on you for support

If any of this applies to you, then you are a CARER.  Please contact the Surgery for more information

Information resources

A Guide For Carers can downloaded here

 Visit the VASL Support For Carers website here

There is more information about help with day-to-day living because of illness or disability on the NHS website.