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Are you a Carer ?

A carer is a person of any age (including children) who provides unpaid support to a partner, relative, friend or neighbour who couldn’t get by without their help. This could be due to old age, frailty, disability, a serious health condition, mental ill health or substance misuse. Parents of children who are disabled or who have a serious health condition are also considered to be carers.

It is estimated that 10% of patients are carers.

Improving carer identification

As a practice, we want to increase the number of people on our carers’ register so that we can look after you better. We do this by:

  • Asking patients with long-term conditions to name their carers
  • Running awareness-raising campaigns to get carers to tell us about their caring responsibilities

Let us know you are a carer

Dedicated services for carers

If you care for someone and would like additional support then the following information may help.

Help for Carers

Speak to other carers online

There are many people who care for others sharing their stories and offering support online. You don’t have to join in conversations, but it might help to see what’s being said.

Carers UK forum

Health Unlocked carers community