Carers Information

Carers Information

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 Carer Champion is: Rachel Barton.
A Carer Champion is a staff member at your practice who supports 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 our Practice Training Certificate

Nottinghamshire Carers Hub

By contacting the Nottinghamshire Carers Hub, you can speak to an experienced support worker who will provide a personalised service that meets your individual needs. The service is available to carers of all ages.

Office hours are open Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm.

Services include:

  • Information, advice and guidance
  • Signposting to other organisations
  • Emotional support
  • Access to support groups 

Are You A Young Carer?

Nottinghamshire Young Carers Service offers support for carers aged 5 to 17.

Click here or here for information on joining group sessions, accessing short breaks, socialising with other young carers, taking part in fun activities and accessing advice and support to help in a care role.

For more information, please phone the Practice on 0115 883 2626 and ask to speak to the Practice Carers Champion.

Rushcliffe Primary Care Network’s Carers Directory

The Rushcliffe PCN’s Carers Directory has a range of information and support available to carers, including:

  • The Nottinghamshire Carers Hub
  • Carer support groups and meeting times
  • Activities for those living with Dementia and their carers
  • Dementia carer information
    • Radford Care Group
    • Alzheimer’s Society
  • Carers Assessment
  • Support for carers through Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Respite and breaks available to carers
    • Planned short breaks
    • Home First Response Service (HFRS)
    • Emergency Duty Service
    • Shared Lives
    • Carers Breaks
  • Support at your GP Practice
  • Form filling support
    • Including Attendance Allowance Forms and Blue Badges
  • Local advice centres in Rushcliffe
  • Carers Allowance
  • Finding the right care
    • Including how to find the right care home
  • How to have your say

Click here to visit the Rushcliffe PCN’s Health Directories. Here you can find specific sections on support for carers and Dementia. Each one is filled with tips, links to websites offering help, and information about services offering support on the issue.

Additional Carers Support

NHS Information

Nottinghamshire 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
Email: [email protected] 

Other Support

  • 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.