Are You a Carer?
If you help to look after a partner, relative, friend or neighbour who is frail or who has a health problem or a disability, you can ask for your own needs to be assessed. Please call into the surgery and ask for a Carers Pack, which may be of help to you. You can also download our carers leaflet
This leaflet provides support and where you can get help in caring for someone. Similarly we have included some useful telephone numbers on the website for you.
We will mark your record so that we know you are a Carer. Remember, you will also be entitled to an annual Flu jab.
Evening Support Service for Carers
Derbyshire Carers Association now have a Wednesday evening telephone support service in place for all Carers accross Derby & Derbyshire. The service is available from 4pm until 7pm and the telepone contact number is 01773 743355.
Derby Carers Centre
Please click on the attached document to view the most recent Derby Carers Centre newsletter.
Derby Carers Newsletter-Front
Derby Carers Newsletter-Back
RightCare is designed to help you access the right level of care for your health problems and avoid unnecessary trips to the hospital Out of Hours. RightCare helps to lower patient anxiety, provides reassurance and allows patients to access appropriate healthcare and advice quickly.
Silver Line - Have you heard of it?
The Silver Line is a confidential, free helpline for older people including Carers and is open every day and night of the year. Click on the link below for further details.
Further information for carers
There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
- Caring for a parent
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
- Telling people
Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
- Taking a break
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
- 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?
Carers support groups
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 person you care for
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to
- 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
- Social fund
- Tax credits
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible
Please click on the link below for information about support for Dementia sufferers, their families and Carers.
Dementia Support in Derby
If you are registered with our practice and are a Carer for a Dementia patient, please let us know so we can provide support and information you may find useful.
Dementia Health Check Leaflet