Aylestone Health Centre

Are you a Carer?

We would like to help identify as many carers as possible who are registered at the practice whether you or someone you know is a formal carer or helps to look after someone else. We would like to offer support to all our carers at the practice.

We aim to: –

-Identify and register carers to make it easier to offer practical things, (like health checks and flu vaccines) to maintain good health of carers.

-Timely identification and referral of young carers can help reduce the impacts of inappropriate caring during childhood.

-Having up-to-date carers register helps us to target health screening for areas of risk, such as depression, high blood pressure, etc.

-Early identification of carer health problems can lead to faster treatment and improved health outcomes.

-Improved support for the carer can lead to better care planning and more effective implementation of the subsequent care plan.

-Improved physical health and emotional wellbeing of carers can lead to reduced demand on services.

-We also have a social prescriber attached to the practice that can help support carers to access social events/local support groups to help to provide further advice and information to carers.

Other Support

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone0808 802 0202Helpline Information http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx

Email CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk Office Hours Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

  • Benefits for the under-65s Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to. Benefits for the over-65s Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.
  • Carer’s Assement
    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
  • 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

Carers UK

https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/

   Age UK

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/leics/