Digital Carers Board

Carers Board

For information, guidence, news and support

Welcome to our digital carers board. Here you will find updates, information on carers events, our monthly newsletter along with important information and support. To help make this page easy to navigate, we have broken it down into sections.

The Latest News

Find up to date information on our next carers events and any important surgery news here, as well as access our back catalogue of Carers Newsletters.

Non-urgent advice: Our next event

Our next event is on Thursday 30th May 2024 at Highfield Hall Community Centre.

Click here to see the full information about the event.

Am I A Carer?

The type of support you may be providing as a carer will differ on a case-by-case basis. You may do household chores, offer emotional support, help someone communicate with others, look after their finances, or be responsible for their personal care and health.

Non-urgent advice: Did you know?

It takes an average of 2 years for informal carers to realise their role as a carer

The person you are caring for will likely have an illness, disability, mental health problem or addiction.

A carer can be any age and any relation to the person they are caring for.

Although you are not formally paid to care for somebody, you may receive benefits and grants for doing so, such as Carers Allowance. However, not being in reciept of this does not mean you are not a carer.

Being registered as a carer allows for the surgery to tailor support to your needs, allows you to access vaccinations you may be entitled to and more.

Non-urgent advice: Not sure if you are registered as a carer?

If you are not sure if you are registered as a carer at Hall Green Health, we request that you use the link below to access our form. We will then be able to ensure our records are correct.

Register as a carer

It may be beneficial to register yourself as a carer at the surgery.

If the GP/surgery staff are aware that you are a carer, it can help them to provide tailored support to your needs when you visit. Carers are entitled to certain vaccinations that you may not otherwise be able to access without carer status. Having these vaccinations help protect you and the person you care for.

Accessing Support

The type of support you may want or need will look different for every carer, depending on your situation. There is support available for you both in and out of the GP surgery.

Our Social Prescribing and Care Coordinator Team provide holistic support for our patients. The support we can offer will vary depending on what is needed. To read more about what these teams do click on the below link.

We have curated a directory of useful and important links and contacts for carers. For your convenience a condensed version this directory is located at the end of each newsletter. For the most up-to-date information, we recommend our digital resource directory.

We have a downloadable version that can be used if you want a printed copy:

Page last reviewed: 21 May 2024