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Carers

We hold a register of patients who are carers; if you would like to be added to this, please ask at reception. Being on the register ensures that you benefit from annual flu vaccinations and if you wish, the details can be passed on to the Carers Association who may be able to offer extra support and information if required.

Patients who have a Carer are requested to complete a Carer's Registration Form so we have their permission to share details of their medical care with those looking after them.

Carers Registration Form

There is a lot of support and information available for Carers. We can supply a Carer's Information pack and the Worthing Carer's Support Service can be contacted on 01903 528600. There is also a website: www.westsussexcarers.org.uk

The national organisation Carers Direct can be contacted on 0808 8020202 which is a free phone number.

Content Supplied by NHS Choices Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • 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?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline 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.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

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



 
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