Are you a Carer ?
If you are providing help and support to relative, partner or friend who cannot manage because of disability, illness or frailty.
Does our surgery knows you are a carer ?
Please let us know. We may able to help you. Once you are added to our list of carers we will know about your busy life as carer, which can affect your health. We can also try to be flexible with appointments etc. as we know about your commitments.
To find out complete range of information on support available to carer please visit to NHS CHOICES Carers Direct website.
Local Carer Units
If you register at the local Carers Unit, depending on whether your address falls into Birmingham, Walsall or Sandwell, the Carers Unit will send out regular news letters and Information packs on extra support available. There are financial grants such as holiday grants, equipment grants, Carers Allowance etc.
You can receive details about Support Groups. There are different groups depending on the type of care provided such as:
- NCH – Young Carers Group (under 18)
- Crossroads – Carers for patients with mental health needs
The Local Carers Units can provide contact numbers for many voluntary organisations.
BIRMINGHAM CARERS UNIT- TEL: 0121 303 4044
SANDWELL CARERS UNIT – TEL 0121 558 7003