Carer's emergency scheme leaflet:
Information for Carers – Campden Surgery
There’s a big difference between caring about a loved-one and caring for them.
Many of us experience the joys (and the occasional frustrations!) of being in a family sharing our lives with Spouses, Partners, Children, Parents and other relatives. However this can all change if we find someone becoming dependent on us because of long-term physical or mental illness or disability.
Such a circumstance can cause us emotional, physical and perhaps financial stress.
It is estimated that as many as 1 in 8 adults and many young people too are Carers in this way - some becoming overwhelmed by the experience. If this is you please have a look at the websites below.
Are You A Carer?
Most carers do not recognise themselves under the term "carer". They perceive themselves as just helping someone who could not remain living in their own home without the help they provide. Many carers juggle paid work or study with their unpaid caring responsibilities. The term "carer" should not be confused with that of an employed care worker or someone who acts as a volunteer for an organisation.
To register as a carer please either ask at reception for the relevant form or download here Carer form and return it to us.
Young Carers Information:
Young Carers information
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Would you like a health check or advice relating to your own health needs?
If so, arrange an appointment with a Practice Nurse.
2. Would you like information about services and organisations to help and support you in your caring role?
If so, information is available from reception and through the practice website.
3. Are you aware of the benefits that may be available to you or the person(s) you care for to help with the cost of caring?
If not, information is available from Carers Gloucestershire, Carers UK and Gloucestershire County Council (see the links below)
4. Do you need someone to talk to in confidence about your caring situation?
If so, contact a carer's support worker at Carers Gloucestershire or Gloucestershire Young Carers (see links below)
5. If you provide a substantial amount of care, do you know about your rights to a carer's assessment through Gloucestershire County Council?
Please contact the adult helpdesk on (01452) 426868 to arrange an assessment.
6. Are you aware of the help and support available through Healthwatch Gloucestershire?
Healthwatch Gloucestershire is responsible for providing the public with local information to help them make informed choices about their health and social care needs. This service builds on the legacy of the GUiDE Information Service, providing a single point of access for information and advice. You can find information on their website www.healthwatchgloucestershire.co.uk , call them on 0800 652 5193 or email at email@example.com
Available to Carers at Campden Surgery
‘Flu vaccinations for carers – please contact the surgery for further information
Join the Patient Reference Group – forms available at reception