There’s a big difference between caring about a loved-one and caring for them.
Many of us experience the joys (and the occasional frustrations!) of being in a Family sharing our lives with Spouses, Partners, Children, Parents and other relatives. However this can all change if we find someone becoming dependent on us because of long-term physical or mental illness or disability. Such a circumstance can cause us emotional, physical and perhaps financial stress.
It is estimated that as many as 1 in 8 adults, and many young people too**, are Carers in this way - some becoming overwhelmed by the experience. If this is you please have a look at the websites below.
**A young Carer is anyone under 18, whose life is in some way restricted because of the need to take responsibility for the care of someone who is ill, has a disability, is experiencing mental distress or is affected by substance misuse.
Available to Carers at Yorkleigh
‘Flu jabs for carers – please contact the surgery for further information
Join the Patient Participation Group - click here for more details.
As a registered Carer if you fall ill, you will be given priority treatment, we may not know that you are a Carer so please make sure you tell us when you call for an appointment.
Do you care for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia? Tell us – we need to know!
In July 2013 we are instigating a new service for Carer’s. Every two months we will phone you to see how things are, life for a Carer can change rapidly and you may not think to update us or may not have the time.