Are you a Carer?
Carers are people who spend a significant proportion of their life providing unpaid support to relatives, friends or neighbours who are ill, frail, disabled or who have mental health or substance misuse problems.
Carers are also parents, elderly people and young people who look after someone in their family who has an illness.
Anyone can become a carer at any age and stage of their life. Carers often have to juggle their caring responsibilities with work/education, family, friends and everyday life. This can sometimes prove difficult and as a result the health and well being of the carer can suffer.
To register as a carer at the surgery please complete the Carers Registration Form
If you are a carer for a patient at the Practice and want to assist with their care, the Patient can grant permission by completing this form. Carers Access to Patients Records form
Please use the links below to find out what support is available to help you carry out your caring role.
Carers Support Service
Carers in Bedfordshire provide support to carers of all ages across Bedfordshire including:
· Telephone, email and web advice and information
· Specialist one to one support (such as for people caring for someone with a Mental Health problem)
· Group support
· Support to enable carers to be confident, active partners in the decision making processes of all partner organisations
· Administering the NHS Carers Break and Training Grant service
· Running Carers Cafes at weekends across Bedfordshire
For advice, information and support contact Carers in Bedfordshire on 0300 111 1919, email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also find useful information in the carers section which has just been launched on the NHS website NHS Carers information