Carers Advice

Are you an unpaid carer?

What is an unpaid carer?

An unpaid carer is someone who cares, free of charge, for a family member or friend. This can take 24 hours a day, or up to a few hours a week. 

Support for unpaid carers

There is a lot of support for carers, both in the local community and online. If you would like to discuss the support available in the community, please ring 01159076960, and ask to speak to the Carers’ Champion, Mirabelle. 

To access support online, please feel free to click on the links below. 

Support online

Support in the local community

Support with caring for someone with dementia

  • Dementia Wellbeing Service– for support with living with and caring for dementia. Visit their website by clicking here. 
  • The Herbert Protocol- people with dementia can sometimes get lost and go missing. Carers, family or friends of a vulnerable person, or the person themselves, can fill in a Herbert Protocol form in advance, containing information to help the police if the person goes missing. To learn more, please click here.

Financial support for caring

Help with claiming benefits for caring can be found online. Please click on the links below for more information. 

  • 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

Register as an unpaid carer

To register as an unpaid carer with the Manor Surgery, please complete the following form.

Register as a Carer

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Please Chose the Title of the Person Being Cared For
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Is the person you care for a patient at The Manor Surgery?
Do you want support with your caring responsibilities?