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Carers Information Page

North Park Health Centre is a carers-aware practice. If you are a carer for someone in your personal life, please inform the surgery as it will improve the service we can offer to you and the person you look after.

 

Benefits of being registered as a carer at North Park include:

  • A carers health check carried out by us
  • Greater awareness from the practice of your circumstances
  • A marker will be placed in the records of you and the person you care for. This means a more joined-up medical approach for both of you
  • You will be eligible/prioritised for flu vaccinations
 
 

There is a wealth of information on the NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful:

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
 
Helpline Information
Click here
 
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
 
Office Hours
Lines are open 08:00 to 21:00, Monday to Friday, and 11:00 to 16:00 at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

 

 

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

 

  • Benefits for carers

    Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

  • 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

  • Death and benefits

    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

  • Managing someone's legal affairs

    Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after

  • Other benefits

    Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

  • Personal and household finance

    Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers

  • Social fund
  • Tax credits

    Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible

 
 
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