Under NHS regulations all GPs are required to compile a register of Carers. This identifies carers and their needs so that support can be offered when needed if you care fr a relative, friend or neighbor who is dependent on that help. The person being cared for may be handicapped, have a debilitating physical or mental illness or be in frail health and can be any age.
We may be able to help you and ensure that your own health needs are met in the most appropriate way. To do this please register with us as a carer:
- Use our online Carer Registration form
- Alternatively, download this paper form and once complete hand it into reception
- Pick up the form from reception and complete the form there.
There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links to videos on the site that we hope you will find useful.
The 'Health Organisations - Carers' section includes links to:
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 person you care for
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to
- Help with health costs
- 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
- Tax credits
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible