Carers

Are you a Carer?

Carers are people who spend a significant proportion of their life providing unpaid support to relatives, friends or neighbours who are ill, frail, disabled or who have mental health or substance misuse problems.

Anyone can become a carer at any age and stage of their life. Carers often have to juggle their caring responsibilities with work/education, family, friends and everyday life. This can sometimes prove difficult and as a result the health and well being of the carer can suffer.

To register as a carer at the surgery please complete theĀ Carers Registration Form.

Carers Support Service

Carers in Bedfordshire provide support to carers of all ages across Bedfordshire including:

  • Telephone, email and web advice and information
  • Specialist one to one support (such as for people caring for someone with a Mental Health problem)
  • Group support
  • Support to enable carers to be confident, active partners in the decision making processes of all partner organisations
  • Administering the NHS Carers Break and Training Grant service
  • Running carers Cafes at weekends across Bedfordshire

For advice, information and support contact Carers in Bedfordshire on contact@carersinbeds.org.uk.

You can also find useful information in the carers section which has just been launched on the NHS Carers information website.