A carer is anyone, including children and adults, who look after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction and cannot cope without their support. The care they give is unpaid and may be emotional or include shopping, cooking, dealing with medication, or attending medical appointments with the person they care for. Eastwood Primary Care Centre recognises the value of all unpaid carers.
It can be difficult for carers to see their caring role as separate from the relationship they have with the person for whom they care, whether that relationship is as a parent, child, sibling, partner, or a friend.
It is important you let the practice know if you look after someone. We can add you to our Carer Register for you to gain access to information and support, including our Carer Champions at the practice. Carer Champions help with the identification of carers, act as a voice for carers and are a key point of contact for carer information.
Our Carer Champions are Samantha Papworth and Diane Rowley and both are keen to provide a quality service and help carers as much as possible. If they are not available at the time of your query, please leave a message and they will contact you at the earliest possible convenience. By completing this questionnaire and returning it to the practice, you can help us to monitor and improve our service.
Support for Carers
Tuvida provide support for family carers and the people they care for across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.
Do you look after someone? is a comprehensive carers booklet produced by Nottinghamshire County Council.
A Carers Emergency Plan is a form requiring completion, to provide the necessary information to help support the cared for person in the event of an emergency situation involving the carer.
Support for Carers information can be found on the Nottinghamshire County Council website, including information on Emergency Cards for Carers and Carers Assessments.
Carers in Practice is an invaluable tool enabling health matters of the cared for person to be shared with the carer. Please complete and return to your GP Practice.
Support for Parent Carers of Children with Disabilities and Additional Needs provides information on where to go for advice and support.
The Macmillan Information and Support Service in Nottingham offer free, confidential support and advice to anyone that needs it, in a safe and comfortable space, whether you are living with cancer, or are a relative, friend or carer of someone who is.
Eastwood Memory Cafe is a local charity helping people affected by dementia and their carers to live well