Supporting Carers

Do you look after someone who is ill, frail, disabled or who has mental health problems?

If so, you are a carer and we would like to support you.

We are interested in identifying carers, especially those people who may be caring without help or support.  We know that carers are often “hidden” looking after a family member or helping a friend or neighbour with day to day tasks and may not see themselves as a carer.

We feel that caring for someone is an important and valuable role in the community, which is often a 24-hour job that can be very demanding and isolating for the carer.  We further believe carers should receive appropriate support by way of access to accurate information on a range of topics such as entitlement to benefits and respite care and not least, a listening ear when things get too much.

As a carer, you are also entitled to have your needs assessed by Adult Social Care Services.  A Carer’s Assessment is a chance to talk about your needs as a carer and the possible ways help could be given. It also looks at the needs of the person you care for. This could be done separately, or together, depending on the situation. There is no charge for an assessment.

If you are a carer, please complete this form and return it to the Practice, so that we can update our records and register you as a carer.

It is important that if you stop being a carer you inform the surgery so your records can be amended.

Useful Forms

Carer registration form

Patient permission form - for a carer to access their medical records

Useful Contact Details

 

Adult Social Care (Warwickshire County Council)

https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/supportforcarers

01926 410 410

Carers UK

www.carersuk.org

 

0808 808 7777

The Carers Trust - Heart of England

https://www.carerstrusthofe.org.uk/ 

Carer Information Pack

02476 101040

The Carers Trust

www.carers.org

 

0300 772 9600

Community Nursing Service / District Nurses

 

01926 600 818

Carers 4 Carers

https://www.carers4carersonthefosse.org.uk/

01926 640203

Meet 4th Friday of each month, Kineton Village Hall 10.30-12.00

 

Hastings House Surgery, Wellesbourne - Rivers Way, Wellesbourne, Warwick, CV35 9RH
Little Thatch Surgery, Kineton - Warwick Road, Kineton, Warwick, CV35 0HN
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