Carer Information

What is a Carer?

Do you look after someone who is ill, frail, disabled or mentally ill? Do you shop, cook, clean, deal with personal care and medication and give emotional support to a family member, partner, friend or child who is ill, frail, disabled, has learning difficulties, mentally ill or has substance or alcohol problems.  If so, you are classed as a Carer.

The practice are interested in identifying carers, especially those people who may be caring for someone without help or support, or who didn’t realise the role they were playing is that of a Carer.

This link may be useful to you.

If you would like support and information regarding your situation with helping to care for someone you can contact Nottinghamshire Carers Hub.  They provide personalised information and support for Carers to make caring easier.

Their contact details are: 0115 824 8824.  Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.  You will have access to an experienced support worker who will provide a personalised service that meets your individual needs.

email: [email protected]

As a carer you are eligible for a flu vaccination and annual health check.  Please ask at Reception to book an appointment.

NHS Advice Link for Carers

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know – we may be able to help you

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 supportContact Carers DirectTelephone – 0808 802 0202Helpline Information – – [email protected] Hours – Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.Finance and LawHelp claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
    • Benefits for carersDirecting carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
    • Benefits for the under-65sAdvice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.
    • Benefits for the over-65sAdvice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.
    • Carer’s AssementHow your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
    • Other benefitsAdvice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

Carers Hub Service

The Carers Hub Service (CHS) is a free and confidential support service for unpaid carers in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire


CHS is joint funded by Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council. CHS provides a support service for unpaid Carers by giving them an opportunity to meet other Carers through support groups, helping them to reduce isolation and loneliness and to access the help and support they need.

Best of all, The Nottingham/ Nottinghamshire Carers Hub Service encourages carers to have a say in what types of support they would like (or dislike!) to ensure the service provides them with exactly what they need.

With CHS you can…

  • Meet other carers in-and-around Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
  • Take a break from your caring role
  • Receive advice and information.
  • Connecting Carers to other specialist services
  • Be assigned a dedicated support worker
  • Access to one number and online chat if required.
  • Access to WhatsApp/ text messaging
  • Support with carers assessments
  • Support with accessing respite
  • Take part in reshaping the service in line with the local and national carers strategy

Services in Nottinghamshire County

Carers Leave Act

The Carers Leave Act 2023 comes into effect in April 2024. But what does it mean? How will it affect you as a working carer and what do you need to know? See link below for more information:

Carers Leave Act 2023 Infographic