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Carers

 

WHAT IS A CARER?

A carer is someone who, without payment, provides support to a partner, child, relative friend or neighbour who could not manage without their help.  This could be due to age, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability.

1.2 million carers care for over 50 hours a week - this equates to a fulltime workforce greater than the NHS!

Research indicates that 2000 patients on a GP list are likely to include around 200 carers and at Cedars we have a process to enable these people to be identified, registered and to ensure that their own health needs are being met.

ARE YOU A CARER?

If you are a carer and would like to register this with the Practice please read the attached process below to find out more

Carers_Protocol_006-06.doc

You can also find out more by following the link to the  Princess Royal Trust for Carers where you will also find a link to our local Durham County Carers Support.

Tel: 0300 005 1213

Email admin@dccarers.org

 

ARE YOU A YOUNG CARER ?

The Bridge is a service for young carers which was commissioned by County Durham Council and NHS County Durham and Darlington in June 2011. 

The Bridge works with children, young people and their families where the young person carries out a harmful or challenging caring role.  Visit the website at

http://www.family-action.org.uk/home.aspx?id=11578

 

The following leaflets will give you more information about the service

Young Carers Leaflet

 

 

Young Carers Service - Description



 
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