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Carers Information

Do you think you might be a carer?

Are you a Carer and have not told us?

Please read the information below for assistance

A 'carer' is someone who - without being paid - regularly looks after, helps or supports someone over the age of 18 who wouldn't be able to manage everyday life without their help.

Carers under the age of 18 are sometimes called 'Young Carers'.

Who you may be looking after

You may be caring for a partner, relative, friend or neighbour. For example, it may be someone who:

  • has a physical or learning disability
  • has a mental health condition
  • is living with dementia
  • has sight, hearing or communication difficulties
  • has a long-term health condition
  • misuses drugs or alcohol

A Carer doesn't have to be living with the person they care for, and the help they give doesn't have to be physical.

Things you may help do

You may be helping with:

  • shopping, personal finances
  • paperwork and administration
  • transportation
  • personal care, such as washing and dressing
  • going to the toilet or dealing with incontinence
  • eating or taking medicines
  • getting about at home or outside
  • practical things, like companionship
  • counselling, emotional support or communicating
  • attending appointments

Help for carers

Find out what help is available for carers and people who look after someone.

Carers Count in Essex

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Supporting Carers in Essex

If you need support please visit Supporting Carers in Essex – To find out more how they can help you, their details are as follows:-

Contact us

Supporting Carers in Essex
Brickhouse Farm
Poulton Close
Maldon
Essex
CM9 6NG

Email us at info@carersinessex.org.uk

Need Support? call us now on 0300 770 80 90

Accessible Information Standard

The Accessible  Information Standard aims to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss get information that they can access and understand, and any communication support that they need from health and care services.

If you are a Carer and look after someone who requires information from the surgery in any different format to assist them, please could you inform one of our receptionist.  The patient’s record will then be updated with their preference to meet their needs.

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