Are you a Carer?
- A carer is someone who spends a significant amount of their life providing unpaid support to family or potentially friends. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has a mental health illness, substance or alcohol misuse problem.
- A carer can be any age. They need not necessarily live in the same house as the person they care for.
- Every situation is different. You may be caring full time or you may regularly help out with tasks such as shopping and cleaning.
- Caring for another person can be extremely rewarding, but also very demanding.
Does your GP know you are a Carer?
It is important that you look after your own health too.
Make sure you let the practice know if you are a carer, as this will help staff understand the pressure that you may face and they can also help you obtain the support you need. If you would like to let the practice know, please complete the form below and hand in to reception.
Carer Identification Form
Signposting Guide for Carers
In order to try to provide carers with more support Lorna from 'Carers Federation Limited' will be providing drop-in sessions on the following mornings:
Tuesday 12th September 9.00am - 10.30am
Tuesday 26th September 9.00am - 10.30am
Tuesday 10th October 9.00am - 10.30am
Tuesday 24th October 9.00am - 10.30am
She will be able to offer support with benefits, carers assessments etc and provide information about courses and forthcoming events. Alternatively if you would like to speak to Lorna, she can be contacted on 07738 882556.
St George's Medical Practice Carer Champions are:
Dawn and Claire