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
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.