Carers Information

Are you a Carer?

A Carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or addiction cannot cope without their support.

You are a Young Carer if you do this role and are under 18 years of age.

If you are looking after someone, we would like you to let us know so we can provide the support and information you might need.

You can be added to our Practice Carers Register, we can then give you further information and support.

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The Carers Champions at the Practice are: Jaime Hanman

A Carers Champion is a Staff member at the Practice who supports Carers.

Carers can get information, advice and support by contacting the Carers Hub on 0808 802 1777, lines are open Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm or message via Text or WhatsApp on 07814678460.

You can also make contact using the following methods:

Information and support for Carers provided by Nottinghamshire County Councilcan be found at:

Support for carers | Nottinghamshire County Council or by contacting the Customer Service Centre on 0300 500 8080.

A carer looks after a family member, friend, partner or neighbour who needs support due to illness, disability or old age. The help carers give is unpaid, though you may still receive Carer’s Allowance or other benefits. You do not have to care full time to receive Carer’s Allowance or live with the person you care for to be a carer.
It is the duty of the local authority (council) where the person you care for lives to assess their care and support needs and your needs as a carer. For example, if the person you care for lives in Sutton, the London Borough of Sutton would be responsible for assessing their support needs and offering you a Carer’s Assessment.
Please click here for the latest carer’s allowance information.
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.

A guide to care and support
Caring for someone
Care after hospital
Taking a break
Support and benefits for carers
Work and Disability
Being a Young carer
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

Benefits for carers
Benefits for the under-65s
Benefits for the over-65s
Carer’s Assessment
Other benefits