Carers provide help and support to a partner, relative, child, friend or neighbour who could not manage without your help due to physical or mental illness, disability, frailty, life-limiting illness or addiction.
Carers can be any age and background.
Your GP is there to help you. Speak to the reception staff and identify yourself as a Carer or discuss it with your doctor or nurse.
Once practice staff know you are a Carer they may be able to offer you further assistance, such as free flu vaccinations, a general health check and information on events and additional support.
What is a young carer?
- A young Carer is someone aged 18 or under who helps to look after a relative who has a disability, illness, mental health condition, or drug or alcohol problem
- Someone who does jobs around the home such as cooking, cleaning or helping someone get dressed or move around
- Someone who helps someone deal with their feelings
The difference between a young Carer and other young people is that a young Carer is responsible for the care of a member of their family in a way other young people are not.
Ask at reception for a copy of the “Carers Guide” leaflet or download it below.
How to get help in looking after someone – Carers Guide (DOCX, 20KB)