Are you a Carer?

Do you look after someone? A carer is someone who provides support to family or friends who could not manage without help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or affected by mental health or substance misuse.

The Carers Support Centre is a carer led organisation, which promotes the rights and improves the quality of life of children and adult family carers.

Contact Carers Line on:

Please let your doctor or a member of the surgery team know that you care for someone.

Do you worry about what would happen to the person you look after if you became seriously ill, or had an accident?

  • You can carry a Carers’ Emergency Card which identifies you as a carer and has a personal identification number.
  • If you are taken seriously ill or have an accident, anybody who finds you can ring the phone number on the card and tell the emergency response team that the person you care for needs help.
  • This service is free and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Pick up a Carers Emergency Card Scheme leaflet from the surgery or visit the Carers Support Centre website.