Are you a carer?
If you are supporting a relative or friend of any age who fits one of the following descriptions, then you are a Carer:
– Elderly and frail
– Are physically disabled
– Have a learning disability
– Have mental health issues
– Have a history of substance misuse
– Have a serious health condition
Did you know that there is a range of support available to you, which will help you look after yourself as well as the loved one you care for?
Please contact the Nottinghamshire Carer’s Hub on 0115 8248824 for more information.
For more information about dementia care please click the below link.
Jayne Yeomans is the surgery’s carer point of contact should you need advice.
You are an unpaid carer if you support a family member or friend who is ill, disabled, elderly, has poor mental health or misuses substances. The support you offer may be emotional or include shopping, cooking, dealing with medication, or attending medical appointments with the person you care for. The person you care for could live with you, in their own home, or even in residential care.
It is important that you let your medical practice know that you look after someone. You can be added to the practice ‘carer register’ and gain access to information and support, this includes access to a named Carer Champion.
A Carer Champion is a member of medical practice staff who supports with the identification of carers. They will act as a voice for carers within the practice and be a key point of contact for carer information within the general practice which they work.
As a Carer, you are also entitled to an annual flu vaccine, health check and a Carers Assessment. Ask in your medical practice for more information or drop-in to one of our Carer Clinics from 2.00 – 3.30pm on the 3rd Thursday of every month.