Are you a Carer?

A carer is a person of any age (including children) who provides unpaid support to a partner, relative, friend or neighbour who couldn’t get help by themselves.

This could be due to:

  • old age,
  • frailty,
  • disability,
  • a serious health condition,
  • mental health
  • substance misuse.
  • Parents of children who are disabled or who have a serious health condition are also considered carers

Many carers do not identify with the label ‘carer’. Instead you may see yourself as looking after someone you care about. Also if you receive statutory payments you are still considered a carer.

If you are a carer, please let your surgery know as there may be information and resources available to assist you.

We can refer you to the Carer Federation if you complete this form and bring it into reception.

There are also a number of useful resources you can access online:

All carers are entitled to a Free flu vaccination please book in from September . The surgery will contact all carers via telephone r letter to offer them a flu vaccination