If you are looking after an ill, frail or disabled family member or friend, then you are a carer. The person you look after may be elderly, have a physical or mental health condition, a learning disability or a drug or alcohol dependency (diagnosed or undiagnosed).
Having this information would allow us to contact you in the event of an emergency. Your GP needs to know so you can be offered the right information, support and access to services. GP surgeries have to compile information for the government about the numbers of carers attached to the surgery so your information will help them to do this.
We have a form to complete to record this information this can be picked up from reception. When it has been completed, please return it so that we can record the information.
If you are not sure if you are a carer, please follow advice on the NHS website HERE.
Additionally, there is more information about help with day-to-day living because of illness or disability HERE
For more information and support about being a carer in the local area, please click the most applicable links below.
Swindon Carers Centre
Swindon Carers Centre (SCC) is a charity affiliated to the Carers Trust and established to support and provide help to carers in Swindon.
To register or get involved contact Swindon Carers Centre on 01793 531133, email email@example.com or visit their website HERE