Are you a carer?
A carer is someone who spends a significant amount of time providing unpaid support for another person. This could be cqring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail or disabled or has a mental health illness, substance or alcohol misuse problem.
A carer can be any age. They need not necessarily live in the same house as the person they care for.
Every situation is different. You may be caring full time or you may regularly help out with tasks such as shopping and cleaning.
Caring for another person can be extremely rewarding, but also very demanding.
If you are a carer, please let your surgery know as there may be information and resources available to assist you.
A Representative from the Carers Federation will be on site alternate weeks across the Practice on Thursday mornings. Please see the posters displayed within the surgeries for dates. All Carers are welcome to come and meet Margaret who is our nominated support worker. For more information please call Margaret on 07739 237 443.
Alternatively, please speak to the carer's champion at your surgery:
Cropwell Bishop: Sarah
There are also a number of useful resources available online:
Nottinghamshire Carers Hub
NHS Carers Direct
NHS Choices hosts a huge amount of information to support carers:
Caring for a patient at home: a helpful video on caring for a parent at home
Telling people: Telling your friends you are a carer is important so they can understand and support you
Taking a break: Caring for someone can be a full time job. It's essential that you take time for yourself too. Read this guide to accessing breaks and respite.
Housing and carers: Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home.