Consett Medical Centre and Durham County Carer Support have entered into a partnership to identify unpaid informal carers in the Practice area and to ensure they receive information about their rights to information and support.
Priorities for the partnership will be to identify patients who are carers and carers who are patients, ensure their health is checked on a regular basis and to connect them to services and support available from Durham County Carer Support.
Do you look after someone who may be unwell or disabled?
If the answer is yes, you could be a Carer.
You might be helping someone with their personal care or be offering them practical and emotional support or just ensuring that they are safe and coping. As a result you might feel isolated, overwhelmed and undervalued. We can offer specialist advice and information, practical help with completing forms, gaining benefits, grants and other funding. We can also help Carers that are in need of a break.
Tel : 0300 005 121 23 Text : 07860 017 632
Durham County Carers Support: Claire's Story
Being a Carer can often affect your own health
By letting your GP surgery know that you are caring for someone could help your GP offer you better support.
A carer is someone who, without payment, provides care and support to a relative, partner, friend or disabled child who cannot manage without your help. As a carer your heath is as important as that of the person that you care for, as it ensures that you can continue to carry out your caring role.
It is important that you visit your doctor regularly and that you tell your doctor that you are in a caring role.
For help with:
· Specialist advice and information
· Home visits offering one to one support
· Practical help with completing forms, gaining benefits, grants and other funding and more...
Contact Durham County Carer Support
1 Hutton Close
South Church Enterprise Park
Tel: 0300 005 1213
Text: 07624 818 403