If you are looking after someone who couldn’t cope without your help, we really would like you to let us know, so that we can ensure you receive all the support and information we can give. A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support. You are a Young Carer if you are under 18 in this role.
You can be added to the practice 'carer register' and gain access to information and support. This includes access to the Carer Champion.
The Practice Carers Champions are: Rachel Barton and Helen Noon.
A Carer Champion is a staff member at your practice who support carers.
As a Carer, you are entitled to an annual flu vaccine, a health check and can request a Carers Assessment.
Click here to view the Carers Poster
Click here to view our Practice Training Certificate
Nottinghamshire Carers Hub
Carers can get information, advice and tailored support by contacting the Nottinghamshire Carers Hub by calling 0115 824 8824. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am until 5pm.
You can speak to an experienced support worker who will provide a personalised service that meets your individual needs. The service is available to all carers and all ages.
- Information, advice and guidance
- signposting to other organisations
- Emotional support
- Access to support groups
Alternatively, you can contact them using the following methods:
Click here and here for more information on the services offered.
Click here for information on the free respite service for Nottinghamshire carers.
Are You A Young Carer?
Nottinghamshire Young Carers Service offers support for carers aged 7 to 17.
Click here for information on meeting other carers, learning new skills and taking a break.
Click here and here to view more information or ask to speak to the Practice Carers Champion.
Below are some links to the NHS website that we hope you will find useful.
Nottingham County Council Support
Information and support for Carers (including carer’s assessments) provided by Nottinghamshire County Council can be found at: Nottinghamshire County Council - Support for carers or by contacting the Customer Service Centre on 0300 500 8080.
Rushcliffe Carers Support Group
Come and meet a friendly support group, meet other carers, access information, support and training.
The meeting is the first Tuesday of the month 1:30pm-3:30pm at Church of the Holy Rood, Village Street, Edwalton, Nottingham, NG12 4AB.
Click here for more details.
Carers Direct - UK
Contact Carers Direct
Telephone: 0300 123 1053
Office Hours: Lines are open 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 11am to 4pm at weekends.
Calls are free from UK landlines.
Website: NHS - Carers Direct
- Nottinghamshire Help Yourself
For a range of helpful resources and support visit Notts Help Yourself.
- Radford Care Group
The Radford Care Group is a charity who run a day care centre for older people in Nottingham.
- Carers Space Notts
Carers Space Notts is a new initiative designed as a joint venture by Nottinghamshire County Council, the NHS, Nottinghamshire Carers Association and unpaid carers themselves.
The project aims to bring carers and professionals (from health, adult social care, other county council departments and the voluntary sector) together in one place so that they can mutually benefit from the sharing of knowledge, insight and experiences.
- Rainbow Parents Carers Forum
Rainbow Parents Carers Forum are a support group and independent voice for parents and carers who have a child or children with special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND), in Nottingham and surrounding areas.
- Shared Lives Plus
Shared Lives supports vulnerable people so they can live as independently as possible in the community.
- Housing With Care
Housing with care allows you to live on your own but with care provided when you need it.
There are various housing with care schemes, including retirement housing, sheltered housing and supported living for younger adults.
Finance & Legal Support
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
- Benefits for carers
As a carer, you may be entitled to one or more state benefits to help you with the costs.
- Benefits for the person you care for
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.
- Money, work and benefits
How to pay for care and support, and where you can get help with costs.
- Giving someone power of attorney
Putting in place a power of attorney can give you peace of mind that someone you trust is in charge of your affairs.
- Help at home from a paid carer
Having a paid carer come to visit you in your home can make a huge difference to your life, especially if you have difficulty walking or getting around. It can help you stay living independently in your own home.
- Care and support you can get for free
There's some help and support you can get for free that's available to everyone.
- Carers Help and Support - Citizens Advice
You can get help and support if you're responsible for looking after someone who has a disability, is getting old or has become ill. This can range from practical help to make day-to-day life easier to benefits like Carer's Allowance.