Are you a carer or cared for? Do you care for someone who could not manage without you or are you someone that is cared for?
It is important that carers stay as fit and healthy as possible. We want to help carers however we can only do this if you let us know you are a carer and register yourself as a carer using the Carer Registration Form.
Under NHS regulations all GPs are required to compile a register of carers. This identifies carers and their needs so that support can be offered when needed if you care for a relative, friend or neighbour who is dependent on that help. The person being cared for may be handicapped, have a debilitating physical or mental illness or be in frail health and can be any age.
We may be able to help you and ensure that your own health needs are met in the most appropriate way. To do this please register with us as a carer:
- Pick up the form at reception and complete it there.
Siblings and Young Carers is an online project aimed at supporting the wellbeing of young people with a caring role. The project includes both age appropriate group sessions and one to one peer sessions where young people can share their experiences and interests with a fellow sibling or young carer. Groups have been doing dance workshops, football sessions, yoga, drama classes and guitar lessons. The Siblings and Young Carers project is suitable for young people aged 5 to 18 years who have a sibling or parent with a disability.
A free, confidential support service for Care Home and Care at Home Staff.
- Would you find it useful to have a non judgemental space to talk?
- Would it help to offload some of the emotional and isolating impact of the current situation?
Find out more on the Faith in Older People website.
"Carers provide unpaid care to family members, other relatives, partners, friends and neighbours of any age affected by physical or mental illness, disability, frailty or substance use".
Angus Carers provide information and support for carers, please see Angus Carers for further information.
The Carer Health Organisations section on this website has lots of useful links to help you.