Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you
Our Carer's champion is our practice nurse Cathy Saunby. Her deputy is Julie Montgomery. Together they have made a noticeboard in our waiting room which contains useful information. You will find the Carer's information pack on this display, please ask our reception staff for one to take away with you. It contains very useful local information.
The Age UK website is also very useful as are specific disease sites such as the Alzheimers website. There is also a book in the waiting room containing the contact details for all self help groups in Notttinghamshire.
We would like to record in the relevant medical records details of carers, their relationship to the cared, and contact details. Please help us to do this by volunteering information if you would like to, you can inform any member of staff. Please also let us know if you are no longer caring for someone. Please discuss any concerns around confidentiality that you have with us so that we can be aware and take any action necessary.
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?
Carers support groups
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.