Carers Support

Are You a Carer?

If you look after a friend or relative who cannot manage without your help, you are classed as a carer.  We would like to support you in your very important role.

As a carer you are entitled to a free flu vaccination during the flu season.  The person you look after may be entitled to a carer’s assessment.

Please let us know that you look after someone who cannot manage without you by clicking here and completing our form. We can register you as a Carer and sign post you to services that can help you, such as Carers Count and The Carer's Trust.

Even if you are not a patient of ours, we can still provide you with a range of information to enable you to register as a Carer at your own practice.

Our Carer Champion is Sana Hussain.


NHS Links

There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

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 under-65s

    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.

    Benefits for the over-65s

    Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.

  • Carer's Assement

    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

  • 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