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Carer’s support and advice

“My son has a disability and I have to spend all my time looking after him.”
“I do the weekly shopping for my house-bound neighbour.”
“I help my mum get dressed because she is ill and can’t manage on her own I have to do the house work because my wife is disabled.”

Does this sound like you?

If you are looking after a relative, neighbour or friend who, because of illness or disability, cannot manage without help then you are a carer. As a carer, it is important that you look after your own needs and get the right help, information and support.

  • Ask to see the surgery’s copy of the Carers’ Information File
  • Ask to speak to the surgery’s Carer’s Link Contact. They will be able to help you access the information you need

Useful links

North Staffs Carers Association on 01782 793100 or visit their website.

For comprehensive information, advice and support on being a carer, we recommend that you read the social care and support guide which is part of the NHS website.

For the recentlypublished new edition of the City of Stoke-on-Trent incorporating Staffordshore Care and Support Drectory 2022