A carer is anyone who looks after a family member, partner or friend with a long term illness, disability or substance misuse issue.
Carers are men, women or children of any age from all sectors of the community.
Carers are unpaid and provide help with shopping, meal preparation, visiting, attending appointments, personal care and much, much more.
As a GP surgery if we know you are a carer, we will do our best to offer flexible appointment times – both for yourself and the person you care for.
We can assist you with prescription ordering and collection.
You can ask for an annual Carers Health Check.
There is so much support in the local community that can help you.
Did you know that by being a registered carer with Carers Support you are entitled to:
Information relevant to your role
Equipment for independence
Social Activities and Support Groups
Carer Wellbeing Fund
A chance for respite
and much, much more
For further information please follow these links for the most relevent carer support information and a St Lawrence Surgery Carers Registration Form.
Websites to follow: www.carerssupport.org.uk www.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk www.crossroadscare-sc.org www.guildcare.org www.carersuk.org
You can also download our Carers Information booklet here.