You might not think yourself as a carer, but ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you look after anybody or do things for other people, whether a family member, a relative, a neighbour or a friend (weather you work or are at home)?
- Are you a young person (under 18) looking after or regularly helping someone else (family member or another person)?
Many people assume being a carer is giving 24 hour care to a close family member and often giving up paid employment to do this. This is not the case.
The Surgery likes to register all our carers so our clinical staff are aware of your caring role and able to support you with this. We can direct you to local services in the area that may be of help.
If you undertake a caring role, please register with us. The Carers Registration Form can be downloaded here or is available from the Surgery.
Here are some local resources which may help you:
- Adult Health & Community Services Directorate of Warwickshire County Council (point of contact for a Carers Assessment)
Telephone 01926 410410
- Guidepost Carers Support Service.
Telephone 0845 600 9980
- Nationwide resources are Carers UK
Telephone 0808 808 777 or www.carersuk.org