Are you looking after someone? Please read this...
Do we know you are a Carer? Or do you have a Carer?
Are you providing help and support to a relative, partner or friend who cannot manage because of disability, illness or frailty?
Let us know by completing a Carer Registration form (available from your GP Surgery reception)
Hand the completed form to your GP Surgery who will make a note on your medical records of the person you care for, that you are a Carer and on your records that you are a Carer.
If you would like us to refer you to Cheshire West Carers Support, please also sign the consent on the form. They will send you information such as regular newsletter, how to register for Carer's Emergency Card. They will inform you of any events happening in your area, advice and support available, including access to respite, emotional and financial support.
or further details on their website click on this link:
or contact the Helpline on 0300 102 0008
(Mon-Fri, 9am till 5pm)
Twitter page: @cheshirecarers1
The Carer Link for this surgery is: Jayne France
Respite is Available for Parents and Carers
If you are a carer of a child or young person and you need to take a break from your caring responsibilities, contact our short breaks team.
Breaks can last from just a few hours to a few days - from daytime and evening activities to weekend and overnight or maybe longer.
Click here for more information.
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.
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.