Are you a carer, or do you look after someone?

We have a Carers register at the Practice. We actively encourage patients to let us know if they either have a carer (or someone who looks after them) or you are a carer yourself.  Your carer doesnt have to be a registered patient at this practice.

All information provided to us, is of course, treated with the utmost confidence and forms part of your medical record.

There are an estimated 7 million carers in the UK, thats 1 in 10, 42% are men and 58% are men

There are 700,000 young carers in the UK, thats 1 in 12

There are 376,000 young adult carers in the UK aged between 16-25

Roughly 10 % of all patients are carers, 1/3rd for 20 hours or more and 1/5th for more than 50 hours per week

The peak caring age for carers is 50 – 65 years (some carers are looking after parents, children and grandchildren, ie. more than 1 generation of caring)

You are not alone

Some useful links are listed below – you will need to cut and paste into your internet browser, alternatively, you may contact us and we can print and post the information to you.

https://www.carersuk.org/

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/

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

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

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/help-with-dementia-care/how-gp-can-support-person-dementia

https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/information/young-people/young-carers?gclid=COLnqoLg3dQCFUOT7QodYhgE0A