Caring for Carers

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The practice recognises that caring for a friend or relative, whether formally or informally, occasionally presents its own problems. Please inform your doctor if you are a carer, so that he/she can help you obtain appropriate advice to enable you to deal with any problems encountered.

You should register with the Carers Outreach Service by telephoning 01248 370797, or e-mailing , or by speaking to Angela or Catherine at the Practice.

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?

Contact Carers Direct

0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.
Online Enquiry Form

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

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

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