Adult Carers

If you are a carer it is important to let us know so we can add you to our ‘Carers’ register’. This means that we can offer you a more flexible appointment service if required.

Being a carer is a demanding task and as a practice we want to ensure that you are receiving all the support that is available to you. If you are a carer it is important to let us know so we can add you to our ‘Carers’ register’. This means that we can offer you a more flexible appointment service if required.

A carer is someone, who provides help and support to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour, who could not manage without their help. This could be due to age, physical or mental illness, disability or addiction. A carer may be an adult, a child or a young person.

A parent carer is a parent of a disabled child providing substantial and regular care beyond what is usually expected for a similarly aged child. When a disabled young person reaches age 19, the parent carer does not stop being a parent, but in legal and policy terms is considered to be the carer of an adult.

Carers will be of all ages and situations; many balance their caring role with work, training and child care; many care for someone who does not live in the same house and may travel some distance e.g. across the city, to care.

Further Support and Information

The Carers Support Centre

http://www.carerssupportcentre.org.uk

(Translated Carers Packs here)

Carers Line: 0117 965 2200 (opening times are 10am–1pm Mon–Sat)

South Glos Parents & Carers

https://www.sglospc.org.uk/

Contact form: https://www.sglospc.org.uk/contact/

Newsletters: https://www.sglospc.org.uk/publications

Bristol and South Glos Young Carers

https://www.carerssupportcentre.org.uk/young-carers/

Carers Line: 0117 965 2200 (opening times are 10am–1pm Mon–Sat)

Carers UK

www.carersuk.org

Carers Direct

www.nhs.uk/carersdirect
Tel: 0808 802 02 02

Carers Assessment

As a carer, you are entitled to an assessment of your needs. To arrange for a carers assessment you can contact:

Bristol: 0117 922 2700
South Gloucestershire: 01454 868007

The Carers Emergency Card

For people who care for adults or children who depend on them because of an illness or disability.
The Carers Emergency Card is a free service that provides up to 72 hours of emergency support to the person cared for in the event of an accident or emergency that prevents the carer from looking after their loved one.
To apply for a South Glos card call The Carers Support Centre CarersLine on 0117 965 2200 or alternatively ask for a form next time you are in the surgery.