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Do you look after someone?

Do you look after a family member or friend?

Do you look after someone who cannot manage without your support.

Surgery would like to know if you are a carer so we can support you further.

Please download and complete form and hand to reception

Carer Registration Form

Local Help and Support Action for Family Carers

Action for Family Carers is an Essex charity, which for almost 30  years has been providing information and support to carers who have unpaid, caring responsibilities for others.

We are a Carers Trust Network Partner, Centre of Excellence and hold NCVO's PQASSO Level 3 Quality Mark. We provide information, befriending, counselling, volunteering opportunities and respite day care across the county,
working within schools and a variety of community settings.

Website : https://affc.org.uk/

Telephone: 0300 7 70 80 90

Local Support for Carers from EPUT

While caring for someone can be rewarding, there may be times when you find yourself dealing with difficult and stressful situations. You may feel that you are alone and that no-one can help. You may have feelings of confusion, guilt, loss, frustration and even anger.

https://eput.nhs.uk/get-involved/support-for-carers/

Local Support Counselling

We offer a free, confidential counselling service where Adult Carers can receive individual counselling sessions from qualified counsellors in Essex.

Counselling is a confidential talking therapy which gives you the opportunity to talk about your concerns, and any emotional difficulties you are experiencing with a counsellor. Sessions take place in a quiet, undisturbed and safe setting and may help you explore your situation and see things more clearly and gain more understanding of yourself. Counselling can also provide extra support outside of your network of family and friends.

https://affc.org.uk/services/adult-carers/counselling

Local Help for young people looking after someone

Looking after someone in your family can be rewarding, but it can also be difficult, and be especially hard for young people.

It may make things more difficult at school, mean you don't have time to go out with your friends, do homework, or do things you'd like to do. 

There is help available for young carers. The council can help suggest things that will make things easier for you, and help you continue to help your family.

https://www.livingwellessex.org/looking-after-someone/do-you-look-after-someone/

https://www.carersfirst.org.uk/essex/young-carers-essex

Social care and support guide - National

If you or someone you know needs help with day-to-day living because of illness or disability, this website explains your options and where you can get support.

Support Guide

A quick guide for people who have care and support needs and their carers.

Help from Social Care & Charities

Includes helplines, needs assessments, advocacy and reporting abuse.

Care services,equipment and care homes

Includes home adaptations, help at home from a paid carer, staying safe and housing.

Money, Work & Benefits

How to pay for care and support, and where you can get help with costs.

Care after hospital care

Includes hospital discharge and care and support afterwards.

Support and benefits for carers

Includes carer's assessments, support from local councils, respite care and help for young carers.

Practical tips if you care for someone

Includes advice on challenging behaviour, moving and lifting people and medicines.

Caring for children and young people

Services, support and tips if you care for someone under 21, and moving to adult social services.

Making decisions for someone else

Includes powers of attorney and mental capacity.



 
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