Across the UK today 6.5 million people are carers, supporting a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill.
It can be difficult to be a carer, especially in times of times like the pandemic. We are committed to helping you have access to help and support both at the practice and outside. If you are struggling to cope as a registered carer, please let us know! Help is available and we can signpost you to available services.
We have created a policy to improve identifying carers (Identification of Carers Policy) as well as a form you can return to us if you are a carer (Carer Registration Form) so we can update your records. The Carer Registration form also contains a section for consent, which maybe withdrawn/updated anytime. We have also put together a Carer Support Leaflet you can print out for your reference. Carer Support Leaflet
Online Available Resources:
CarersUK are the UK’s only national membership charity for carers. They provide confidential support and guidance, be it mental, financial IT or other resources. There is specialist advice available on COVID19: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19
- UK Government Guidacne for Carers during COVID19: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-providing-unpaid-care/guidance-for-those-who-provide-unpaid-care-to-friends-or-family
- e-learning for health are the online platform for Health Education England.
They have released support material to help carers, including guidance and online training material: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/supporting-unpaid-carers/
- https://brentcarerscentre.org.uk/local-services/ – The Brent Carers Centre has a wealth of information of local services and their contact details.