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Are you a carer?

Do you look after someone who is ill, frail or who has a disability?

If the answer to the above question is YES and you would like to be included on the carer’s register held at this surgery and/or receive FREE information and support that may help you, please complete a carer’s information form available at reception. We will not share this knowledge with anyone else unless you tell us that we can.

We may be able to offer you other services to help you care for your own health.  We will try to help you if your caring responsibilities mean that you have difficulties attending appointments.

If you are giving regular and substantial help to a person that you care for, you may be entitled to a Social Services Carers assessment.  The assessment gives you advice and information.  You and the person that you care for may be entitled to practical help and support.

Contact Bournemouth Social Services on 01202 454979 for further advice.

Benefits advice for Carers/Cared for person contact:
Aged 60+: 0800 991234
Under 60: 0800 0556688

For General Carers Information

Contact NHS Carers Direct on:
0808 8020202

Or view the website:
www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/