What does being a carer mean?
A carer is anyone who looks after a family member, a partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction and cannot cope without their support. The care they give is unpaid.
Almost everyone will have caring responsibilities at some time in our lives and the challenges faced by carers take many forms. Many carers juggle caring with work, study and other family commitments. Some people, such as younger carers, are often not known to be carers. They don’t tell relatives, friends or health and care professionals about their responsibilities because of a fear of separation, guilt, pride or other reasons.
The sort of roles and responsibilities that carers have to provide varies greatly. These can range from help with everyday tasks like getting out of bed and personal care such as bathing, to emotional support such as helping someone cope with the symptoms of a mental illness.
What would being a registered carer do for me and the person I care for?
Being a registered carer at the practice would entitle you to:
A seasonal influenza vaccination
Opportunities to meet other carers and obtain more helpful information.
To be involved with their medical care.
Please print and complete the registration form below and hand it in to the reception. You can also collect this form from the reception if you do not have access to a printer.
Here is a short list of links to more carer resources and additional information