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Carers

DO YOU LOOK AFTER SOMEONE WHO IS ILL, FRAIL, DISABLED OR MENTALLY ILL?

 

  We are interested in identifying carers, especially those people who may be caring without help or support.  We know that carers are often “hidden” looking after a family member or helping a friend or neighbour with day to day tasks and may not see themselves as a carer.

 

Caring for someone is an important and valuable role in the community, which is often a 24-hour job that can be very demanding and isolating for a carer.  Carers should receive appropriate support by way of access to accurate information on a range of topics such as entitlement to benefits and respite care and, not least, a listening ear when things get too much.

 

As a carer you are also entitled to have your needs assessed by Adult Care Services.  A Carer’s Assessment is an opportunity to talk about your needs as a carer and the possible ways help could be given.  It also looks at the needs of the person you care for.

There is no charge for an assessment.

 

If you are a carer, please ask in surgery for a

CARERS INDENTIFICATION AND REFERAL FORM

Which you can complete to let us know about your caring responsibilities.



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