Due to COVID-19, our Carer Support Worker will be unable to attend the Surgery and the Carers Support organisation has made the decision to suspend all face to face work with carers until further notice.
However, her and the Carers Support (West Sussex) are still available to offer continued support to Carers during this time.
They are dedicating their time and resources on supporting carers across the county at this difficult time through their Response Line 0300 028 888 or online at www.carerssupport.org.uk
Response Line Telephone opening hours:
- Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
- Wednesday: 09:00 - 19:00
- Saturdays: 10:00 - 12:00
Also you can visit their facebook @CarersWSussex for more peer to peer support.
Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know via the online form below - we may be able to help you. Alternatively you can ask for a form at reception to state that you are currently a carer.
There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links to the site that we hope you will find useful. You can also get local useful contacts from the Families & Friends network.
- Telling people
Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
- Taking a break
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
- Housing and carers
Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
Finance and Law
The following links provide help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
- 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 may be affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
- Managing someone's legal affairs
Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after
- Personal and household finance
Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers
The practice has a number of policies in place for carers. Please ask reception if you would like to find out more.