Do you help a family member, friend or neighbour because of their physical, mental ill health, frailty, learning disability or substance misuse?
I collect my mums prescriptions...
I help my Nan with her shopping & Laundry...
I take my friend to his appointments...
I administer my sons medication...
I manage my Mums money...
I help my neighbour with her cooking & cleaning...
If you help anyone with any of the tasks above or any other support related tasks then you are an unpaid carer.
Why register as a Carer with your GP?
By identifying yourself as a carer, you will be added to our Carers Register. In doing so we will, where possible, try to help you access our services more conveniently.
You will be entitled to a free Health Check
You will be offered a free Annual Flu Jab
Where possible you may be offered more flexible appointments
Help you get advice on treatment for the person you look after
Provides a gateway to all kinds of information and support including respite
If you are agreeable we can refer you to the Northamptonshire Carers Service which is a countrywide organisation who provide lots of free support and services including; Free gym sessions, Free Carers sitting servicea access to respite care or maybe simply to provide a kindly ear if things get too much (more information regarding Northamptonshire Carers below)
If you are caring for someone we would like you to let us know, you can do this by downloading and printing our Carers Identification and Referral Form or collect this from reception.
Alternatively you can ask our receptionists for a Free Carers Pack when you are next visiting us.
Are you aged 5yrs - 17yrs and helping to look after someone in your family?
Are you helping to look after a family member, friend or neighbour because of their physical, mental ill health, frailty, learning disability or substance misuse?
You might be helping with things like:
- Paying bills
- Giving medicine
There are a lot of Free services available to support young Carers and their families such as:
- Social activities & games
- School support
- Meeting others
- 1-1 aupport and lots more.
If you are a young Carer, we would like you to let us know, you can do this by coming into the practice and collecting a free Carers pack or by downloading and printing our Young Carers Identification and Referral Form and either hand it in to one of our receptionists or post it to us at:
Linden Medical Centre, 54 Linden Avenue, Kettering, NN15 7NX
When people need help with their day-to-day living they often turn to their family and friends. Up and down the UK there are 6.5 million people caring unpaid for an ill, frail or disabled family member or friend. These people will probably say "I'm just being a husband, a wife, a mum, a dad, a son, a daughter, a friend or a good neighbour," but these people are Carers.
Below are some links to lots of useful information and tools for Carer's:
Silver Carers Award for Linden!
The annual Jane Roebuck Carers Awards were held at Barton Hall on Wednesday the 27th January, where many professionals and Carers joined to recognize and commend the very important work that Carers do every day. Our surgery, along with other surgeries from the county, were awarded the Silver standard GP investors in Carers Accreditation. This accreditation was designed specifically for GP surgeries to help and encourage improvements in identification and access to the support which is available to Carers. This award acknowledges efforts made by staff for supporting Carers.
All information and pictures from this event can be found on the Northants Telegraph website link below;
Northants Telegraph - Carers Awards