Carers

Are you a carer?

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.

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.

Lucy Garland is the Practice’s Carer Champion at Selston Surgery.

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).

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.

Nottinghamshire Carers Association

Nottinghamshire Carers Association works with schools, health and social care professionals to raise awareness of Carers .

https://nottinghamshirecarers.co.uk/

We are supporting organisations to identify Carers and Young Carers and offer the best support possible. Contact Nottinghamshire Carers Association on info@nottinghamshirecarers.co.uk

TuVida

At TuVida, we know that there is no ‘one one-size-fits-all’ formula for effective care and support. It’s our aim to offer the best, most appropriate care and support to people who need it.

Contact TuVida on:

Phone on 0115 824 8824 (9am-5pm. Monday-Friday)

email: nottinghamshirehub@tuvida.org

web: TuVida – supporting your life

Nottinghamshire County Council support for Carers

https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/care/adult-social-care/carers/support-for-carers

CARERS HUB SERVICE

Carers Hub | Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County (carersfederation.co.uk)

Call Adult Carers Hub on:  0808 802 1777

WhatsApp or Text: 07814678460

General Email: achinfo@carersfederation.co.uk

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

    Please also note we have signed up to the Carer’s Pledge, for more information please view link below.

LATEST NEWS  FOR CARERS: 

Notts GP Carers Pledge update V3 2020

Carers Hub Poster 2023 A4

Why register with your GP

Young Carers Notts Poster

 

July2024