Identification of Carers

Do you look after someone who is ill, frail, disabled or mentally ill?

We are interested in identifying carers, especially those people who may be caring without help or support. We know that carers are often “hidden” looking after a family member or helping a friend or neighbour with day to day tasks and may not see themselves as a carer.

Caring for someone is an important and valuable role in the community, which is often a 24-hour job that can be very demanding and isolating for the carer. Carers should receive appropriate support by way of access to accurate information on a range of topics such as entitlement to benefits and respite care and not least, a listening ear when things get too much.

Carers Identification and Referral Form

If you would like to identify yourself as a carer, please complete a Carers Identification Form and hand it to reception. The form is also available from reception.

Useful Contacts

The Carers Health Organisations section on this website has lots of useful links to help you.