Carers Hub

Are You a Carer?

Carer Champions

Debbie is the practice’s Carer Champions. If you are a carer, they are able to support you in your role and provide you with the necessary assistance which includes:

providing appointments at convenient times

annual health checks and flu vaccination

involving you in the care planning of the person you care for

being kept up-to-date about events you may be interested in

In addition, a Carers Federation Support Worker holds a carers information drop in session on the last Tuesday of the month.

Please let a member of staff know if you care for someone so that we can help support your role. by offering advice and assistance.

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent
    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
  • Telling people
    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you’re a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
  • Taking a break
    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it’s essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
  • Housing and carers
    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone: 0808 802 0202
Helpline Information:

Email:[email protected]
Office Hours: Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.