Carers Direct

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Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.

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

A guide to care and support
Information for carers and people who have care & support needs.

Caring for someone
Advice on providing care, medicines etc.

Care after hospital
Providing care for people who have been recently discharged from hospital.

Taking a break
Caring for someone can be a full-time job - find out about accessing breaks and respite care.

Support and benefits for carers
Caring for someone can be a full-time job - find out about accessing breaks and respite care.

Work and Disability

Guidance, support and help with employment issues.

Being a Young carer

Advice for carers 18 or under and their entitlement to support

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone - 0808 802 0202
Helpline Information - Click Here
Email - CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk

Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

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 under-65s
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.

Benefits for the over-65s
Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.

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

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

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Are You A Carer?

Peartree Surgery and West Horndon Surgery

Do you look after a family member or friend who is unwell, disabled or frail?

If so please complete this form. Once you are added to our list of carers we will know about your busy life as a carer, which can affect your health. We can also try and be flexible with appointments etc as we will know about your commitments.

Carer Details - all these are compulsary

Details of Person Being Cared For

About This Form

Fields marked with a red asterisk are compulsory. If you care for more than one person please complete another form.

The information you supply us will be used lawfully, in accordance with GDPR Regulations. GDPR gives you the right to know what information is held about you, and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly.

Please note that by using this form you will be sending information about yourself across the Internet. Whilst every effort is made to keep this information secure, you should be aware that we cannot offer any guarantees of absolute privacy. If this matter concerns you then you should use another method of registration.

Personal information retained on this system is stored in a secure data centre located in the UK and is treated as confidential.