Information for Carers
Am I a carer?
You’re probably a carer if all of the following apply:
- you do things like helping someone to wash, dress and eat; taking them to regular appointments, doing their shopping or keeping them company
- you aren’t paid to look after the person you’re caring for
- you spend a lot of time caring for the person - there’s no legal definition of this, but it could mean anything from a few hours a day, to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- you may or may not live with the person you’re caring for
If you're a young carer (under 24) you can get local and online support from the Carers Trust.
If you're a parent carer of a child under 18 with complex needs, NHS Choices has information about your rights and the support you can get.
We’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.
If you're new to caring, we want to make sure you get the right support from the start.
We work with local authorities and other organisations to improve services for carers throughout the UK.
Telephone: 020 7378 4999
Carers Bucks is an independent charity established in 2004 to support the wellbeing of unpaid carers in Buckinghamshire.
We support carers of all ages and in different caring roles, including young carers, parents of children with a physical or learning disability, older carers, carers from the black and minority ethnic community and those looking after someone with a mental health condition, including depression.
Click here to access the website.
Please contact us at The Hall Practice if you would like us to make a referral on your behalf.
Carers Trust is a major charity for, with and about carers.
We work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.
Telephone: 0300 772 9600