Do you care for someone?
Carers look after family, partners or friends in need of help because they are ill, frail, or have a disability. The care they provide is unpaid. To be classed as a carer the person does not have to live in the same household as the person they provide support for.
- Frail elderly parent – carer may be daughter, son or partner.
- Person living with a learning disability – carer may be parent or sibling.
- Person with mental health problems – carer may be partner, friend, parent or sibling.
- Person with a physical disability – carer may be partner, friend, parent or sibling.
In the definition the carer referred to is the person or persons who provide a significant degree of support which the person they support would experience difficulty with life.
This practice would like to have information on any Carers we have registered, in order that we may support the Carer with their own health and social needs.
If you are a Carer, and would like to be added to our Computer information as such please let our Reception Team know.
Do you feel isolated or find it hard to get out?
If so, there is a friendly and welcoming online community waiting for you. Carers Space offers a chat room where you can talk through the daily realities of being a carer, or just have a break and some light-hearted fun. For more information, click on the link below.