Are You a Carer?
The definition of a carer is:
‘A carer is someone who looks after a relative or friend who due to ill health, physical or mental illness, disability, frailty or addiction can not manage without help’.
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.
The practice has successfully achieved the carer awareness quality standard in Lincolnshire and is committed to proving support and guidance for its patients who have caring responsibilities. As part of the work undertaken to achieve the award, the practice have introduced carer bags which contain lots of useful contact details and information to help support the work of unpaid carers.
The practice would value feedback from carers about the support they receive from the practice and would be grateful if you would take a minute to print off and complete the carer questionnaire.
Lincolnshire has a range of services and support group available for carers.
Lincolnshire have also produced a guide for help during the Coronavirus pandemic.
There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
- Caring for a parent
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
- Telling people
Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
- Taking a break
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
- Housing and carers
Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
Dementia Carer's Handbook
Carers support groups
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.