A carer is someone who provides support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, a partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or is affected by mental ill-health or substance misuse. It includes young people who may be caring at home.
We would like to encourage all carers to register with the GP surgery. Carers often neglect their own health as they are looking after someone else. By keeping a carer fit and well, we can support them to look after the cared for person in the best way and also look after their own physical and emotional wellbeing.
If you are a carer please contact the practice and ask to be put on the surgery carers register.
The practice can help you. In most cases we can then:
You can have a Carers Assessment by contacting the Carers Hub provided by Carers Trust East Midlands.Carers Trust East Midlands provide a Carers Hub to offer timely, personalised, joined up information and support for carers in Nottingham, to make it easier for you to find help when you need it.
The Carers Hub offers:
For more information about support available in Nottingham, visit the Carers Trust East Midlands Carers Hub website. You can also download a referral form from the Carers Trust East Midlands Carers Hub.
If you want to contact the Carers Hub you can use any of the details below:
Telephone: 0115 824 8824 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Respite care can give the person you care for the chance to enjoy new experiences and to make new friends. In turn this means carers receive a break from caring and time to recharge their batteries. For more information contact the Carers Hub, or you can contact us directly.
Contact the Nottingham Health and Care Point on 0300 131 0300, Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 6:00pm, or email email@example.com
If your query or concern is urgent and it is outside of these hours please call the Emergency Duty Team on 0115 876 1000.
If you’re under 18, and think you might be a carer, or if you know a young person in this situation, you can contact Action for Young Carers at the Carers Federation on 0115 962 9351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Carers Hub can provide you with information on other groups or services you could go to for advice on specific conditions. Or you could also look at:
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