Carers Support

ARE YOU A CARER?

 A carer is someone who provides unpaid help and support to a partner, relative, friend or neighbour who could not manage without this help.

The person you care for could be either an adult or child, with:

  • A medical or long-term condition
  • A physical or learning disability
  • Sensory impairment
  • Dementia
  • A mental health condition
  • Substance dependency

For many being a carer is rewarding with many positive aspects.  However, at the practice we recognise being a carer can also leave you needing support. Identifying yourself as a carer is key to accessing the support, advice and information you need.

Register with us as a carer  by completing our Carer Identification and Referral Form.  You can return your completed form to Reception or email it to sjwmp.ppg@nhs.net

Below are some links that you may find useful:

Carers Network Newsletter May – July 2019

Open Age Time for Me Carers Westminster Programme April – June 2019

NHS UK: A guide for people who have care and support needs, their carers, and people who are planning their future care needs.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/introduction-to-care-and-support

Carers Network: Advice, information and support for carers over the age of 18 who look after an adult living in Westminster.  They can complete a Carers Assessment with you and help you apply for Carers Personal Budget if eligible.  https://carers-network.org.uk

Camden Carers Service: Advice, information and support for carers over the age of 18 who live in Camden or look after an adult living in Camden. https://www.camdencs.org.uk

People first: Council run and funded, the site provides information on private, voluntary and public sector services for older adults, people living with disabilities and carers in Westminster

https://www.peoplefirstinfo.org.uk/looking-after-someone/support-to-look-after-someone/support-and-advice-for-carers-in-westminster

Westminster City Council: Information and advice about care and support in Westminster

https://www.westminster.gov.uk/information-carers

Camden Care Choices: Information and advice about care and support for adults in Camden

https://camdencarechoices.camden.gov.uk/information-and-advice/caring-for-someone/local-support-and-services-for-carers