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.
- Caring for a parent
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
- Telling people
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.
- Taking a break
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.
- Housing and carers
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?
Carers support groups
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
The local contact for carers can be found at:
Does Your GP know you are a Carer?
County Durham Young Carers Charter
The Practice is pleased to announce that we were awarded Young Carers Charter status on the 7th April 2016. The Practice has made a pledge to support young people who are carers, working in collaboration with The Bridge Young Carers Service. If you are a Young Carer and you need help and support, please speak to one of our staff.