Please let us know if you are a Carer. (This does not include people employed to provide care.)
Does someone depend on you to help with the tasks and/or responsibilities of everyday living? Perhaps you care for someone in the family or for a friend?
If so, you are carer and might like some support for yourself.
You may have been caring for someone for some time already, regularly helping them with everyday tasks or giving them the sort of support they need to stay in the family home.
You may see it as a part of your life or your duty to care for your Mum or Dad, your partner, your child or friend, but there may be times when you need information, advice or some extra help.
When you are a carer it is often difficult to have a real break because someone depends on you to look after them. You can get tired and run down, and your health may possibly suffer.
Telling the Surgery can help us to support you and make sure that you yourself get the right sort of care.
We feel it is important to recognise and value the work you do as a carer.
Eskdaill Medical has a Carers Register so that carers like you are known and we can offer the information and support that you may need, including referral for Social Services Assessment if requested.
If you would like to be included in this list, then please complete a Carers form, available from reception.
As a registered carer you are entitled to an annual health check, if you would like one, please ask at reception for details of how to book an appointment.
You too are important!
Please contact the Practice Nurse Team for any help, information or advice.
Your local carers centre is Northamptonshire Carers
Office opening hours for Northamptonshire Carers:
Monday - Friday between 9am and 5pm (closed bank holidays)
123 Midland Road
01933 677 837 - General Enquiries
01933 677 907 - Carers Support Line
(answer machine available out of hours)
Northamptonshire County Council, Adult Social Care can be contacted between 8am and 6pm Tel: 0300 126 1000 (option 2)
or for Out of hours services 6pm - 8am Tel: 01604 626938