Are you a carer?

A carer is someone who spends a significant amount of time providing unpaid support for another person. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail or disabled or has a mental health illness, substance or alcohol misuse problem.

A carer can be any age. They need not necessarily live in the same house as the person they care for.

Every situation is different. You may be caring full time or you may regularly help out with tasks such as shopping and cleaning.

Caring for another person can be extremely rewarding, but also very demanding.

If you are a carer, please let your surgery know as there may be information and resources available to assist you.

Useful online resources

NHS Choices
hosts a huge amount of information to support carers

Caring for a patient at home
a helpful video on caring for a parent at home

Telling people
Telling your friends you are a carer is important so they can understand and support you

Taking a break
Caring for someone can be a full time job. It's essential that you take time for yourself too. Read this 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.

Leicestershire Learning Disabilities Partnership
Family carers of a person who has a learning disability have often had 18+ years of caring before the person they care for becomes an adult and requires adult services to support them.

Barnardo's CareFree Young Carers' Service
Established in 1996 to offer a wide range of practical and emotional support services to young carers in Leicester and Leicestershire.

Carers Connect

Carers Connect offer free information and advice
  • Emotional and Practical Support
  • Face to face Visists
  • Carers Assessments
  • Emergency Plans
  • Courses which are designed to make a carers life easier, by providing information on certain conditions
  • Benefits checks
  • Support groups
  • Discount Scheme
  • Carers group Grants.

Contact Details:

Leicestershire
CLASP The carers Centre, Unit 19, 4th Floor, Matrix House, Constitution Hill, Leicester LE1 1PL
0116 251 0999
www.claspthecarerscentre.org.uk

Lincolnshire
Carers Connect, Head Office, 22 Sixfield Close, Lincoln LN6 0EJ,
01522 812830
info@carersconnect.net

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