Are You a Carer?
Do you look after a family member of friend who is ill, frail, disabled or mentally ill? If so you are a carer and we’d like you to tell us so we can help you.
We feel that caring for someone is a crucial role in the community and can be very demanding and isolating for the carer. As a carer you are entitled to have your needs assessed by Adult Care Services and we can arrange this for you.
You can simply tell your GP the next time you see them that you are a carer or complete the online form opposite.
This will be recorded in your medical notes and allow us to continually offer you support. It doesn't matter if the person you care for is not registered at Crown Heights Medical Centre.
The NHS website has a wealth of information on being a carer and we have included some links to topics which you may find particularly useful.
Caring for a parent Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
Taking a break Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it’s essential that you take time out for yourself too.
Housing and carers Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
Death and benefits How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
Managing someone's legal affairs Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after
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
Personal and household finance Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers
Tax credits Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible
Carer’s Assessment. Information about what an assessment will involve and how it can help.
Care Choices’ Dementia Friendly Hampshire is a practical guide for those living with the condition in the area.