A carer is an individual of any age providing unpaid support and care to a friend or family member that due to illness, disability, mental health problem or addiction would otherwise be incapable of self-care.
Many carers feel they are doing what anyone else would do if they found themselves in the same position: looking after their friend or relative and just getting on with it. We recognise the role can very challenging and is dedicated to supporting carers. The practice offers a signposting service where carers can access information, advice and guidance as well as complementary therapy, counselling, training and a chance to have your say.
Caring for someone is an important and valuable role, which is often a 24-hour job that can be very demanding and isolating.
As a carer, you are entitled to have your needs assessed by Adult Care Services. A carers assessment is a chance to talk about your needs and ways you could receive help. It also looks at the needs of the person you care for. There is no charge for an assessment.
If you think this could apply to you or someone you know, please ask at reception for more details.