Carers Advice

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know via the online form below- we may be able to help you.

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999

Website: www.carersuk.org

 

Carers, you deserve care too

At Adderley Green Surgery we understand that caring for another person can be physically and emotionally demanding. If you’re busy caring for a loved one, we’re here to help make it easier for you to manage your own healthcare needs, by giving you access to the services and the emotional support you need to stay happy and healthy while caring for somebody else. As well as convenient digital access to our clinicians, we are starting to offer all of our patients who are carers a free annual health check with our Health & Wellbeing Coaches.

Carer's Health Check

As a carer for someone else you may not always prioritise your own healthcare needs. We are currently piloting free annual health checks for our patients who are carers, with the view to extend this to all our carers in the near future. The health check will be a holistic assessment of your health and wellbeing.

We are using a new digital booking service, Hero Health, to help with the booking of a carers review or health check which allows you to book in directly with our health coach without needing to call the surgery. By clicking this link: Hero Health - Carers Health Checks Appointments you can book an appointment with one of our Health Coaches at Adderley Green Surgery.

You can also book in by calling the surgery on 01782 312838.

 

Are you a carer or do you have a carer?

A carer is anyone who looks after a family member, partner or friend who is unable to cope on their own. This care might be to support with mental or physical health, frailty, a disability or addiction. Carers can be children or adults, and the care they give is unpaid.

If you would like to let us know you are a carer email our Health Coaches  at meirpcn.coach@nhs.net or by completing this form: Register a carer

 

Support for carers in your area

Use the link below to access your local council’s carers support service. They’ll be able to help you with a carers assessment to see what help you might be entitled to.


Are you a Carer? (stokeccg.nhs.uk)

 You can also find carers support networks in your area.

Carers Hub (Stoke On Trent) - Carers UK

The Carers Hub | Stoke SEN and Disability - Local Offer

Staffordshire Together for Carers Service | n-compass

S-O-T All Age Carers Service | North Staffs Carers (carersfirst.com)

National charities that support carers

The following national charities can also offer help and support for carers:

List of charities

 

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NHS Links

There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

  • Benefits for carers

    Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

  • Benefits for the under-65s

    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.

    Benefits for the over-65s

    Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.

  • Carer's Assement

    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

  • Other benefits

    Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring