Carers at the Lennard Surgery

Are you a Carer?

Many carers may not identify themselves as a Carer. Instead, they see themselves as someone’s partner, relative or friend who is simply ‘doing their best’ to help someone they care about. For this reason, asking ‘do I look after someone?’ can be a more effective  question to ask ourselves than ‘am I a Carer?

A carer is someone who, is in receipt of carer’s allowance or who without payment, are the main carer of a person who could not manage without their help or who’s welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill. This could be due to age, physical or mental illness, disability, or addiction. A carer may be a child, young person, or an adult.

We are interested in identifying Carers – especially those who may be caring for another individual without help or support.

Identifying yourself as a Carer with us can help you in lots of different ways.

We can record that you care for someone and share information with you about organisations that may be able to offer you support, advice and assistance. For example, you can get ongoing support from your local Carers Centre, and you may be entitled to an assessment of the help you need to be able to continue caring from adult social care services.

 We will also try to be flexible if you need appointments for yourself and the person you care for with a GP or other members of the Practice team.

Please contact us if you are a carer so we can update our records and send you a carers pack which includes some relevant information regarding national and local support services. This pack is also available from the Main Reception Desk – or by clicking the following links.

Please complete the attached form if you are looking after someone and return it to the surgery.

Carers Support Centre

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UK | Carers UK

Benefits for carers – Social care and support guide – NHS (