Are You a Carer?
"A Carer is a person who provides unpaid help regularly to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour who is frail, has physical or mental health illness, disability or issues with substance misuse. "
Do you look after someone who is ill, frail, disabled or mentally ill? If so, and you do not get paid for this, we would like to support you. Please click here to download the relevant form and hand it in or post it to reception.
See also Gloucestershire carers website for more information on support available to you locally.
If you are a young person caring for someone take a look at Gloucestershire Young Carers Project
There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
- Caring for a parent
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
- Telling people
Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
- Taking a break
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
- Housing and carers
Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
Carers support groups
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.