Carers

Do you care for someone who is frail, ill or disabled? Eden Carers can help make your life easier. Please ask at reception for more information or help yourself to one of the Carers leaflets available in the reception area.

Service we offer at the Surgery:

  • Please feel very welcome to talk to any doctor or nurse about your caring role and how you are managing – or not managing if the situation is becoming more difficult for you. Don’t worry about taking up time (a common worry for carers) – just ask for a double appointment. Please talk to us sooner rather than later – between us we might be able to prevent a crisis!
  • With your permission we can add you to our Practice Register of carers, and make a note on your computer medical record that you are a carer, and who for. This means that all the staff who deal with your care will know that you are a carer and will take account of that, understanding the complications it can mean for you. However you may be involved in looking after someone but not want to be actually designated as a carer for them – just tell us if you don’t want to be actually registered as a carer on your medical record.

Organisations

Useful Websites

Department of Health – Caring about Carers: www.carers.gov.uk

Carers UK – The Voice of Carers: www.carersuk.org

Young Carers Initiative: www.childrenssociety.org.uk/youngcarers