If you regularly give unpaid help to a partner, relative, friend or neighbour or disabled child because they are too ill or vulnerable to carry out daily tasks themselves then you are a Carer. Not everyone thinks of themselves as a carer, but recognising that you are a carer is important in getting the practical, emotional and financial support you need. Balancing work and caring can be tough. You can have a carer’s assessment to find out what kind of support you can get. You may also be entitled to financial help, such as benefits or grants.
Although there are 118,000 unpaid carers in Derby and Derbyshire, many are not known by their GP. Some people who provide care for others suffer ill health as a result of their caring responsibilities so it is important that you let us know that you are looking after someone. GPs can be a valuable source of support. They have a good knowledge of local services and support organisations, and may also be able to provide you with an information pack that tells you more about the kinds of support that are available in your local area.
By registering as a Carer within our surgery we may be able to assist with appointment times. It is also important to us that you take care of your own health for example - you will be entitled to a free flu vaccination. We want to ensure that you are also receiving the best healthcare. Let us know if you're a carer by filling in the form below!
Carers in Derbyshire - https://www.carersinderbyshire.org.uk/
Derbyshire Carers Asssociation - http://derbyshirecarers.co.uk/
ASD/ADHD Parent Carer Group - www.facebook.com/asdadhdparentcarergroup
Age Concern Chesterfield & District - http://www.ageconcernchesterfield.org.uk
Ashgate Hospice Carer Support Service - https://www.ashgatehospicecare.org.uk/help-and-support/support-for-families-and-carers/
Autism East Midlands - Heanor Hub Autism Family Support Group - http://www.autismeastmidlands.org.uk
Carers Art Group - Drawing on Your Experience - 01246 220686
Derbyshire County Council - http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/careinfo