Are you a Carer?

 

Are you a Carer?

 

Do you look after someone who is ill, frail, disabled or mentally ill? If so, you are a carer.  We are interested in identifying carers, especially those people who may becaring without help or support.

We know that carers are often “hidden” looking after a family member or helping a friend or neighbour with day to day tasks and may not see themselves as a carer.

 

We feel that caring for someone is an important and valuable role in the community, which is often a 24-hour job that can be very demanding and isolating for the carer. We further believe carers

should receive appropriate support by way of access to accurate information on a range of topics such as entitlement to benefits and respite care and not least, a listening ear when things get too

much.

 

As a carer, you are entitled to have your needs assessed by Adult Care Services.  A carer’s assessment is a chance to talk about your needs as a carer and the possible ways help could be

given. It also looks at the needs of the person you care for. This could be done separately, or together, depending on the situation. There is no charge for an assessment.

 

You can see more information about the Network online at:

 

http://www.dudley.gov.uk/resident/care-health/dudley-social-services/do-you-need-support-now/social-care-services/carer

If you are a carer, this is an opportunity to let us know so that we can update our records and pass on your details to the Carers Service who can provide relevant information and advice, local

support services, newsletter and telephone linkline.  We can also refer you to Adult Care Services for a carer’s assessment

 

Please complete the form below  if you are a carer and return it to the surgery.

 

Carer identification form 2016

 

If you would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to contact Reception.

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

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