Information for Carers
Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.
- Carers and Young Carers are identified when completing new registration packs. They are encouraged to let us know via social media and our website so they can be coded as Carers accordingly. We run regular reports to show all patients who are carers and invite them to groups & services. Centre 33 Young Carers encourage young people they are supporting, to let their surgery know they are a Young Carer.
- As a practice we will be aware of those we think may be carers through our consultations and encourage them to register as one with us, as well as signposting them to support.
- We facilitate a monthly Carers Groups at Rainbow resource centre in Ramsey.
- We have invited all existing carers to our groups and will invite new carers identified.
- Carers are made aware they are entitled to annual health checks if requested and influenza immunisations.
- The Carers Champion will refer into Caring together, encouraging them to create a "What If" plan, access emotional support and register with the service so they can access updates.
- We will promote carers support and national campaigns on our Website and Social Media.
- Care Champion will speak regularly at the Clinical Governance meeting and promote Carer support and awareness.
Cat Carman – Social Prescriber Fenland Group Practice
There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring.
Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
- A guide to care and support: Information for carers and people who have care & support needs.
- Caring for someone: Advice on providing care, medicines etc.
- Care after hospital: Providing care for people who have been recently discharged from hospital.
- Taking a break: Caring for someone can be a full-time job - find out about accessing breaks and respite care.
- Support and benefits for carers: Caring for someone can be a full-time job - find out about accessing breaks and respite care.
- Work and Disability: Guidance, support and help with employment issues.
- Being a young carer: Advice for carers 18 or under and their entitlement to support
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
- Benefits for carers: Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
- Benefits for the under-65s: Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.
- Benefits for the over-65s: Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.
- Carer's Assement: How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
- Other benefits: Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring
Contact Carers Direct
Telephone: 0808 802 0202
Office Hours: Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.
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