What is a carer? A carer is someone who provides regular unpaid help and support to another person (It does not include those who volunteer as part of a group or organisation). This might be helping someone with paperwork and financial matters, housework, shopping, assisting with medication or other personal care needs such as keeping clean and fresh, preparing and eating meals or getting out and about.
Carers can be any age, including children and young people, and from any background. Being a carer is very rewarding but it can be hard work as well.
Are you looking after or providing support for a relative, friend or neighbour? Are you being helped or supported by a relative friend or neighbour?
Your GP needs to know so you can be offered the right information, support and access to services. GP surgeries have to compile information for the government about the numbers of carers attached to the surgery so your information will help them to do this. Please complete the form below and return it to the surgery as soon as possible.
For more information about help with day-to-day living because of illness or disability visit the NHS website.
Doncaster council provide support, advice and information for carers and people who are being cared for. For more information click here.
There are at LEAST 720 young carers in Doncaster and 1 in 20 of those young carers miss school because of their caring responsibilities.
For more information on how to access support from Making Space click here.