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Are You A Carer? Do you look after a family member or friend who is unwell, disabled or frail?

The South Eastern HSC Trust holds a list of names of carers who agree to their names being held. The list is used to contact carers from time to time about carer events, new supports and services, or useful information for carers.

If you would like your name to be included on the Trust carer list please complete the Consent for Name to be on Carer List form.  The register is managed in line with Data Protection law and personal information is held confidentially and not passed to any other organisation.  The Trust has published a very useful Carer Information Booklet which you can read here.

Please let us know if you are a Carer so that we can add you to the Practice Carer register and provide you with the support you need.  This includes annual invites to our Flu Clinics. 

You can contact Carers Direct on 0808 802 0202 – lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends and calls are free from UK landlines.   Email: CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk.

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

  • A guide to care and support

    Information for carers and people who have care & support needs.

  • Caring for someone

    Advice on providing care, medicines etc.

  • Care after hospital

    Providing care for people who have been recently discharged from hospital.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job – find out about accessing breaks and respite care.

  • Support and benefits for carers

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job – find out about accessing breaks and respite care.

  • Work and Disability

    Guidance, support and help with employment issues.

    Being a Young carer

    Advice for carers 18 or under and their entitlement to support

    Finance and Law

    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 under-65s

      Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.

      Benefits for the over-65s

      Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.

    • Carer’s Assement

      How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

    • Other benefits

      Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

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