Do you care for someone who could not manage without you?
If you look after your partner, family member or friend, who could not manage without you due to physical or mental illness, disability, frailty, life-limiting illness or substance misuse problems, then you are an unpaid carer and we want to help you.
Once we are aware of your caring role and responsibilities, our dedicated Carers’ Champion, Susan Doggett, at the practice is here to help, and will let you know about the support that is available. We also have an Advisor from Suffolk Family Carers who visits the practice on a monthly basis.
If we know that you are caring for someone then we can:
- Arrange flexible appointment times where possible
- Offer you a free annual flu vaccination and health check
- Offer you a referral to your local Carers Support Service, which provides free information, support and advice
- Offer you a referral for a Carers Assessment, which identifies what support you may need in your caring role and what is available to you
Let us know that you are a carer by filling in our Carer Identification form . You can return your completed Carer Identification Form to Reception.
https://suffolkfamilycarers.org/ 0844 225 3099