Carer Support at this Practice

Click on the link below to access an article from the Carers Support Service

Carers Support Service Article June 2014

 

Carer Support Services available at this surgery

Are you a hidden carer?

This surgery and Worcestershire Association of Carers are working together to introduce a new service, dedicated to the support of carers. 

In Worcestershire there are estimated to be 60,000 carers who look after someone else, but only a fraction of them are known to support services.  Many people who provide this unpaid care do not see themselves as carers.  Also, many who are in a caring role do not know where to go for information or support.

People who provide high levels of care can often find their own needs are neglected with the demands of the role affecting their career, finances and relationships.  This can have a detrimental effect on their physical and emotional wellbeing.  Unsurprisingly, carers are twice as likely to suffer ill health compared to those who do not have caring responsibilities.

Are you a carer who looks after someone? It may be a friend, relative or neighbour who, through illness, disability, frailty or old age, could not manage without your help.  If you are a carer, the surgery wants to support you through the new carer support service. 

Please contact reception for more information.

 


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