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Carers

Being a carer is a demanding task and as a practice we want to ensure that you are receiving all the support that is available to you. If you are a carer it is important to let us know so we can add you to our ‘Carers’ register’. This means that we can offer you a more flexible appointment service if required.

A carer is someone, who provides help and support to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour, who could not manage without their help. This could be due to age, physical or mental illness, disability or addiction. A carer may be an adult, a child or a young person.

A young carer is anyone under 18, whose life is in some way restricted because of the need to take responsibility for the care of someone who is ill, has a disability, is experiencing mental distress or is affected by substance misuse.

A parent carer is a parent of a disabled child providing substantial and regular care beyond what is usually expected for a similarly aged child. When a disabled young person reaches age 19, the parent carer does not stop being a parent, but in legal and policy terms is considered to be the carer of an adult.

Carers will be of all ages and situations; many balance their caring role with work, training and child care; many care for someone who does not live in the same house and may travel some distance e.g. across the city, to care.

Are You a Carer?

We now offer a Carer's Clinic. This service is in recognition of the valuable contribution that unpaid carers selflessly offer to other registered patients. If you are a carer please use our online registration form. We have a dedicated member of staff who will support and signpost carers to various support services and inform them of any financial support to which they may be entitled.

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you



 
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