Are You a Carer?
AS a carer you are entitled to a free flu vaccination. We will be contacting you shortly with details of our clinics or see in surgery for more details.
As a surgery we are committed to providing support to those who help others. From this we have teamed up with Northamptonshire carer’s service who can offer lots of help and support to those who are registered as carers.
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you either complete the form and return it to surgery or pop into the surgery and let one of the receptionists know. We can then refer you to the Northamptonshire carers service who will then be in contact with you.
There is also wealth of information on NHS Website about carers and caring. 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.
- Tax credits
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible
YOUNG CARERS 5-18 year olds