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.
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.
- Phone: 0808 802 1777
- Text or WhatsApp: 07814 678 460
- Website: carershub.carersfederation.co.uk
- Email: [email protected]
Office hours are open Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm.
- 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.