Durham County Carer Support

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

Email: admin@dccarers.org


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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

(Registered Address)

1 Hutton Close

South Church Enterprise Park

Bishop Auckland

Co Durham

DH14 6XG

Tel: 0300 005 1213

Text: 07624 818 403

Email: admin@dccarers.org


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