Carers Information


If you are a carer we would be grateful if you could let us know so that we can record this on your notes and arrange for our Care Co-Ordinator, Natasha, to contact you to offer support.

The responsibility of looking after someone can sometimes be quite challenging and it is important to look after your own health. If you feel you need any support from the surgery please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange an appointment with your Doctor.

Alternatively, you may find useful information and support from the following charities:

Carers UK

Age UK

Cornwall Carers Service

Are You a Carer?

Please let us know If you are a carer as we may be able to help you

There is a wealth of information on the NHS Website about carers and caring. Below are some links to the sites 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?

Contact Carers Direct

0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
[email protected]
Office Hours
Lines are open 8 am to 9 pm Monday to Friday, 11 am to 4 pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.