Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you
Who Cares for you?
- Help someone with their medication
- Need to ring someone several times a day to check they are ok
- Need to help someone choose the right clothes to wear
- Help someone with their day to day finances
Then we would like to offer you the opportunity of a one to one health check and one to one time for support and advice about your caring role in our Adult Carers Surgery.
The surgery will run on the last Tuesday of every month. Appointments can be up to 40 minutes.
The next carers surgery is at the Sturminster Newton Medical Centre
Tuesday 26th March 2019 from 1.30pm
Call the surgery on 01258 474500 to make an appointment
For more information, please see the below factsheet and schedule for 2019
Schedule for Carers Surgery 2019
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.
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
- Benefits for carers
Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
- Benefits for the under-65s
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.Benefits for the over-65s
Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.
- Carer's Assement
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
- Other benefits
Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring