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
- 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.
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
Healthy Caring Guide: http://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/a-practical-guide-to-healthy-caring/
NHS UK: A guide for people who have care and support needs, their carers, and people who are planning their future care needs.
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
Westminster City Council: Information and advice about care and support in Westminster
Camden Care Choices: Information and advice about care and support for adults in Camden