A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems.
Carers may even be juggling paid work with their unpaid caring responsibilities at home. The term carer should not be confused with a care worker, or care assistant, who receives payment for looking after someone.
If you are a carer, your local Carers’ Centre may be able to help make things easier for you. Each centre delivers a wide range of local support services to meet the needs of carers in its community. These range from support services catered to the carer, the needs of the person you care for and the services your council may provide.
Carers have different needs and centres can assist you in information regarding health issues, entitlements, mobility, grants for holidays, equipment and support.
The practice holds a carers register and it is important that we keep this up to date If you are a carer or you know someone in this situation please inform the practice by completing this Carer Form, calling 01926 859955 or write to us at the surgery address.
Tel: 01926 493207
Tel: 02476 632 972 (Coventry)
Fax: 02476 837 082
3 City Arcade
Coventry , Warwickshire CV1 3HX
Tel: 0121 788 1143
Fax: 0121 788 1143
TS one, Pine Wood Business Park
Solihull , BirminghamB37 7HG
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 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?
Carers support groups
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
Should you wish to have a chaperone present whilst seeing your health care professional please enquire at reception when booking your appointment.
You can also get more information by reading our Chaperone Policy