Carers Corner

Who is a carer?

A carer is defined as someone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.

What support is offered to carers?

If you are a carer you will be invited to attend a carer health check at the surgery, you will also be offered a flu jab (vaccination) during this appointment. These appointments are scheduled for the 12th, 19th and 26th of October 2017. If you are a carer then you can call 0121 449 0300 to register interest.

Support is also available from several charitable organisations.

Follow the links below to find out more:

Carers UK

Carers Trust

Alzheimer’s Society

Age UK

Citizens Advice 

Childline – Support for young carers