Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help. Receptionist, Fiona Haywood is the Carer's Champion for the practice.
Carer's Information Booklet
Further information for people who may have special needs - this website lists GP practices and hospitals.
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.
Who are Carers?
Anyone can become a carer at any time.
A carer is a relative, parent or friend who looks after or is affected by someone who is unwell, has a disability, is frail, experiencing mental health problems, is misusing drugs or alcohol or they have HIV or AIDS. It may mean you help someone with personal tasks for example bathing and dressing. It may also mean that you provide emotional support for someone.
Being a carer can be hard work and isolating. It is important that carers know where they can get information and support.
Should I let my GP know that I am a carer?.
It is important to let the surgery know that you are a carer. This will help our staff to understand the pressures you face and try and help you obtain the support you need.
Your GP can refer you to a Carer Co-ordinator who can help you by providing information about, Carer assessments, Benefits and Counselling.
Where can I get Support?
There are lots of places that can offer you support.
www.dementiacarer.net was developed with carers in Nottinghamshire and has links to all local services.
The Carers Unit.
3 Church Street, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 8FD.
Telephone: 0115 9671063
The carers unit can offer advice and information, such as information about carers assessment, support groups and practical help. A regular newsletter will also keep you updated with local and nation news for carers.
The County emergency card for carers. You carry this card so that in an emergency care may be provided on your behalf.
You may also find out where to get more help and information from www.nhs.uk/carersdirect
Welfare Rights Advice
The Welfare Rights Service provides free, independent information, advice and advocacy on welfare benefits.
Telephone – 0845 601 5943 Between 11am – 1pm weekdays
Or Telephone 0115 9774018 for leaflets or advice on where to go for advice
Nottingham Self-Help Support Group.
32-36 Pelham Street
Nottingham, NG1 2EG
Telephone: 0115 911661, Mondays- Fridays 9am – 1pm
Can provide details of many support groups that can help provide information and support.
The Stroke Association
Contact Lorna Rowe, Nottingham City Hospital, Hucknall Road, Nottingham ,NG5 1PB
Telephone: 0115 9691196 Ext 53224 or 07507 400284
Stroke Helpline : 0845 3033100
This is a family and carer support service that can offer practical and emotional support for families and carers of people who have had a stroke.
Are you between 5 and 24 years old and looking after someone?
As a young person caring for someone you may be entitled to support. Please contact the Early Help Unit and ask for a Young Carers Assessment.
Early Help Unit. Telephone : 01623 433500
Post: Early Help Unit, Meadow House, Littleworth, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 2TB
Other Resources for Young Carers