Carers Advice

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know via the online form below - we may be able to help you.

A carer is someone who provides care for a relative, friend or neighbour. The care can be of a personal or domestic nature, or maybe monitoring and prompting to ensure the “cared for” comes to no harm. Some carers have a substantial responsibility and as a result may neglect their own health and become every tired and as a consequence put their caring role at risk.

At the Medical Centre we try to know who our carers are, so we can offer them advice, support and encouragement.

Carers Protocol.pdf

Once our patients are noted as carers they will be offered support. 

All carers will be invited in annually by letter, in the month of their birthday, but appointments can be made at other times if required. For more information call Karen Russell on 01908 619919. 

A useful and informative website to visit is Carers MK - http://www.carersmiltonkeynes.org/

Carers Medical Record Access Form.pdf

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999

Website: www.carersuk.or

 

Buckinghamshire Care Services Directory

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone 0808 802 0202

Helpline Information http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx

Email: CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.ukOffice

Hours Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends.

Calls are free from UK landlines.

NHS Links

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

        Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

        Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they
        understand and can support you.

        Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and
        respite.

        Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the
        home?

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

  • Benefits for carers

    Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

  • Benefits for the person you care for

    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to

  • Death and benefits

    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

  • Managing someone's legal affairs

    Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after

  • Other benefits

    Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

  • Personal and household finance

    Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers

  • Social fund 
  • Tax credits

    Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible