Are You A Carer?

Many of us will look after an elderly relative, sick partner or disabled family member at some point in our lives. Often people do not think of themselves as carers at all but see what they are doing as part of their role as, for example, mother, husband, wife, son or friend.

Anyone who helps with the care needs of a friend or relative who is unable to live independently without their help, without pay for their services, is a carer.

Knowing which of our patients is a carer or has a carer improves the healthcare we can give. Please join our Carers Register

Do you care for an older person or someone with Dementia?

Caring for an older person, particularly if they are your partner can be difficult. Support resources are available here.

Are you a Mental Health Carer?

Caring for someone with mental health issues can be especially complex. Support resources are available here.

Are you a

Forensic Carer?

Forensic Carers are a specific group of Carers who have had to deal with their loved-one becoming so unwell they have come into contact with the Criminal Justice System. 

NHS toolkit is here.

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Are You A Parent Carer?

 

PACC (PACC Shropshire) is a local parent carer forum and promotes the participation of parent carers in the planning and delivery of services for children and young people (0-25 years) with disabilities or additional needs in Shropshire.

Being the parent carer of a child with a disability or additional need can be a life changing experience. It can involve a total change in expectations and the ability to do what others take for granted, it also brings new experiences, knowledge and understanding. 

PACC offers an opportunity for families of children with disabilities or additional needs to come together, to share information and to provide support to each other, while helping to create services that meet the needs of their families.

Go to their website.

Carers Assessments

You are entitled to a new Carers Assessment every twelve months if your circumstances have changed.

Plas Ffynnon Medical Centre,

Middleton Road, Oswestry,

Shropshire. SY11 2RB

For Life-Threatening Emergencies Call 999