Are you a carer?

If you are a carer it is important that you inform the surgery so we can up date our records.

What is a carer?

A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.

Why do carers need help?

Many people who are supporting someone do not see themselves as a ‘carer’ but as relatives or friends. Caring for others can be complex and demanding,  physically taxing and mentally draining.

Carers often become so focused on the person they care for that they forget to look after themselves.

Derbyshire Carers Association 01773 833833-   https://derbyshirecarers.co.uk/

Derby City Information for Carers – 01332 640000- http://www.derby.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/carers/

Creative Carers – 01332 227711 – http://www.creative-carers.org/