Are You a Carer?
Mum? Dad? Daughter? Partner? Son? Grandfather?
Sister? Grandmother? Brother? Neighbour?
A carer is anyone, including children and adults who looks after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction and cannot cope without their support.
As a Practice we want to identify our patients who are Carers so that we can offer support and/or advice where we can. We recognise what a vital role Carers play within the Community and how extremely important it is that their health and well-being are being looked after as well as the person they care for.
We work closely with Carers in Hertfordshire who are a local charity providing free help and support to any Carer living or working in the county. With your permission we can put you in touch with Carers in Hertfordshire who can offer information, support and regular free newsletters for carers.
Please pick up a Carer's Welcome Pack from the waiting rooms at either Bedwell Medical Centre or Roebuck Surgery. These packs contain useful leaflets, forms and information. If you complete the 'Carers Identification Form' (contained within these packs or can be printed off from the link below) return to the surgery and we can then update your records to show you are a Carer and forward your information onto Carers in Herts, but ONLY if you consent for us to do so.
CARERS IDENTIFICATION FORM
Young carers are young people, aged between 8-18, who help look after someone in their family and take on responsibilities normally handled by an adult.
We want to reach out and identify our Young Carers so we can offer support and advice to them and their families. By being a Young Carer we want to help ensure that it does not stop them from having the same opportunities and social life that other young people enjoy.
By completing a Carers Form we can pass your information over to Carers in Hertfordshire’s Young Carers Service, if consented, who then provide support for all Carers aged 8-18 and their families.
FREE PPE TO ALL CARERS
The Government is now recommending people, including unpaid carers, wear PPE (personal protective equipment) when giving care to someone who doesn’t live with them, to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. To support this advice unpaid carers can access free PPE if they need it. Carers in herts, are helping the Hertfordshire Local Resilience Forum get free PPE to unpaid carers in Hertfordshire who require items such as face protection and disposable gloves or aprons.
If you're an unpaid carer in Herts and would like PPE please contact email@example.com or call 01992 586969.