Are you looking after someone? Please read this...
Are you providing help and support to a relative, partner or friend who cannot manage because of a disability, illness or frailty?
Do we know you are a Carer? Or do you have a Carer?
Let us know by completing a Carer registration form (available from your GP Surgery reception)
Hand the completed form to your GP Surgery who will make a note on your medical records, that you are a Carer.
The Carer's Links at this surgery are Sue & Mandy
If you would like further information about advice and support available locally, including access to respite, emotional and financial support and Carers emergency card, let us know by completing the consent on the form and we will refer you to Cheshire West Carers Support.
For further details click on this link:
or contact the Helpline on 0300 102 0008
Available Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm
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.
- 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