Information for Carers

 

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Are You a Carer?

If you are a carer for one of our patients or if you are dependent upon someone for your care, please tell a member of our reception team.  It is important that this information is kept up to date on our medical records to help us provide holistic care and to signpost people to support services.  We are proud to have a Carers Champion at our practice to keep our register up to date and promote the support services available.  Our Carers Champion is Tracey Worley.

Information on Somerset carers support services can be found here.

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.

 

carers direct

 

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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
 

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone: 0808 802 0202

Website

Email: CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk

Office Hours: Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

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