Carers

Here at Bruton Surgery our Carers Champion is Liz Wareham who would be happy to meet with you to discuss any concerns and support you through your role as a Carer. They can also provide help and support regarding issues such as emotional well-being and signposting to additional services.

Do you look after someone who could not cope without you?

If you are a Carer then please inform your Health Centre. We are here to help.

When you are a carer it is often difficult to have a real break or time off for yourself. You can get tired and run down, and your own health may suffer. Tell your GP that you are a Carer and ask to be put on the carers register.

In most cases the surgery can then:

  • Let you know about other organisations that can help;
  • Offer you a health check;
  • Give you a free flu vaccination;
  • Share information with you about the person you care for to help you in your caring role (when consent form is completed).

 

Bruton Surgery supports unpaid carers’ and our health coaches are all trained and can signpost you to support services.

Please contact us for more information.

Useful links for carers

Carers UK
https://www.carersuk.org/

Providing expert advice, information and support and information including Carers Allowance, benefits and employment rights. Also, includes information on carers assessments and support available.

 

Free online support groups for unpaid carers:
https://www.sparksomerset.org.uk/online-carers-group

 

National Carers Week
https://www.carersweek.org/about-us

 

Somerset Community Connect
If you need additional support, this website includes a directory of Microproviders, accredited by Somerset County Council. The ‘Buyers Guide to Using a Microprovider’ is also a useful read.

Other websites for information and support:

www.gov.uk/carers-allowance
www.somerset.gov.uk/adult-social-care/carers/carers-in-somerset www.wellbeingsouthsomerset.org
www.somersetcarers.org
www.somersetchoices.org.uk 
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Carers Voice Somerset

Carers Voice Somerset would welcome your comments.  If you would like to share any good experiences or gaps in support that you may have identified, please contact Deborah Penny via email at DPenny@somerset.gov.uk

To receive newsletters from Carers Voice Somerset please contact the surgery.

For more information visit www.carersvoicesomerset.co.uk