ARE YOU A CARER?
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If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.
You are an unpaid carer if you support a family member or friend who is ill, disabled, elderly, has poor mental health or misuses substances. You are a Young Carer if you are under 18 in this role. The support you offer may be emotional or include shopping, cooking, dealing with medication, or attend medical appointments with the person you care for. The person you care for could live with you, in their own home, or even in residential care.
It is important that you let your medical practice know that you look after someone. You can be added to the practice 'carer register' and gain to access to information and support, this includes access to a named Carer Champion who is Shelley Sherratt Deputy Practice Manager.
A Carer Champion is a staff member at your practice who support carers. They are the key point of contact and the ‘voice’ for carers. Shelley Sherratt is the Practice's Carers Champion at Churchside Medical Practice.
As a carer, you are also entitled to an annual flu vaccine and a health check.
You are also entitled to a Carers Assessment, you would need to contact the Nottinghamshire Carers Hub for this (details below).
Nottinghamshire Carers Association
Nottinghamshire Carers Association works with schools, health and social care professionals to raise awareness of Carers .
We are supporting organisations to identify Carers and Young Carers and offer the best support possible. Contact Nottinghamshire Carers Association on
Nottinghamshire Carers Hub
Carers Trust East Midlands provides timely, personalised information and support for Carers via the Nottinghamshire Carers Hub to make caring for a loved one easier.
Contact Nottinghamshire Carers Hub on:
0115 824 8824 Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am until 5pm You can speak to an experienced support worker who will provide a personalised service that meets your individual needs.
Nottinghamshire County Council support for Carers
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT MAY BE OF USE:
DISTANCE LEARNING FOR CARERS
Learn something new from the comfort of your own home and in your own time. Choose online or workbook. FREE awareness courses for carers delivered by JoCo Learning and Development on: Dementia / Stroke / Diabetes / Huntingdon’s Disease and Infection Control & Prevention
For further information, to book onto one of the online courses or to request a work book please contact: Nottinghamshire Carers Hub 0115 8248 824 / firstname.lastname@example.org (Certificates are available on completion)
Carers Help Booklet
Churchside Medical Practice are committed to the Nottinghamshire GP Carers Pledge
Please click on the link below for more information:
Notts GP Carers Pledge