Are You a Carer or do you look after someone that wouldn't necessarily be able to manage without your support?
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.
The surgery offers annual health checks for carers and can signpost you to additional support if needed - we use an 'prescription' based service to access fast and efficient help for carers locally.
CARER ADVICE CLINICS at Sunny Meed
PHONE or FACE TO FACE appointments (for new carers):
SUZIE ZAND is our "Carers Lead" and can help provide advice for anyone who may care for another. She offers pre-bookable advice clinics (phone or face to face) for anyone wishing to discuss being a carer and referral for support that is available through Action for Carers.
To book please contact reception or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
please contact the surgery if you would like a referral for this service....
There is a wealth of information on NHS.net about carers and caring.
Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
If you look after someone you have the right to ask for a carer's assessment by completing Surrey County Council's online carers' support needs assessment at any time. A carer's assessment looks at the impact your caring responsibilities have on your life and what social care support you might be eligible for.
If you are eligible for support from us your needs could be met by a range of options, including paid services and services provided by the voluntary sector. If you are not eligible we will give you information and advice on where you can get the help you want.
- Caring as a parent
- 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?
Carers support groups
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
For more help and support please visit the Surrey Hub website
The Surrey Hubs are local centres that provide information and support to help people stay independent.
They are based in the heart of the community and are open and accessible to everyone.
Our teams of experienced volunteers provide a fast, efficient and knowledgeable information service.
The Hubs offer access to advice and signposting to services for disabled people, older people, carers and families.
There are many more resources available on our website that might be helpful to you as a carer, including links for:
PATIENTS WITH DISABILITIES
YOUNG CARER INFORMATION is found in 'YOUNG PATIENTS - children and teenagers' or via the link below