Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you
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?
To register as a Carer you can either collect a registration form at reception or alternatively click on the link below to download a registration form; print it off; fill it in and then return the form to reception:
Carer Registration Form.pdf
Local Carer's Champion
The job of the locals Carer's champion is
- To be a contact point for carers in the surgery;
- To maintain a Carers' notice board in the surgery;
- To champion carers' issues in the practice; and
- To encourage carers to register on their practice's Carers' Register.
Our Local Carer's Champions are Lizzie Collins & Ellie Hedger and they can be contacted through the surgery.
Carers support groups
Carers Support Schemes within Surrey can provide FREE independent information, advice and support for Carers. For more information visit the Action for Carers website by clicking on the link below which would enable you to get access to some of the free services available in Surrey.
Extended phone support for carers in Surrey
Action for Carers are trialling an extension of their phone opening hours to be more accessible to carers in Surrey with support, information, advice and more. (Trial running September, October, November.)
Contact Details: 0303 040 1234. Open 8am-6pm, Monday-Friday; 9am-12 noon Saturdays. CarerSupport@actionforcarers.org.uk Text 07714075993
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
- Benefits for carers
Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
- Benefits for the person you care for
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to
- Death and benefits
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
- Managing someone's legal affairs
Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after
- Other benefits
Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring
- Personal and household finance
Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers
- Social fund
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible