If you are a Carer and you have an appointment at the Practice which you cannot keep due to your caring responsibilities, then please let us know by calling 01543576660. We will rearrange your appointment to a time that is suitable and convenient for you.
Who is a Carer?
A Carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid care, for a few hours a day or round the clock, to a friend or relative who could not manage without their support. The care they give may be due to age, illness, disability, mental health problems, or substance misuse.
Carers’ lives are often complex - many have other commitments as well as their caring role, such as work or school, and sometimes they live with the person they care for or sometimes they call in to help. These situations can create challenges which may impact on Carers’ financial or educational opportunities, as well as their own health and wellbeing.
Carers sometimes do not realise they are a ‘Carer’ and feel they are simply being kind, by looking after a family member or friend. Carers provide huge benefits to the person they care for, as well as wider benefits to the health and social care system, by providing a free, essential support service.
Visit Staffordshire Connects for more information about local services available to support your role as a carer.
Information is also available on the NHS website using the following link: Carers Support Guide. This also provides information for young carers also.
Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
- 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