Information for Carers

Looking after someone?

Caring for someone can be very difficult and many people find that they need extra help with the care they provide.

Carers Direct - 0808 802 0202Free, confidential information and advice for carers.Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines or you can request a free call back.

image of a carer and patient

Visit the NHS website for more information about social care and support


Do you know someone who is a carer?

Carers are very special people and it is vital that their own needs are addressed.

We offer special reviews to those who care for another person.  If you are a carer or know one of our patients who is a carer, please make yourself known to reception, or speak to one of our clinicians in confidence.  We want to help and help is available.


Carers UK

Are you looking after someone?

Caring for a loved one who is ill, disabled or older can be valuable and rewarding, but without the right support caring can have an impact on your health, your job, your finances and your social life. Register for our FREE digital resources and get the help you need today.

We’ve teamed up with Carers UK to give carers in our locality access to a wide range of digital tools and essential resources that may help make their caring situation easier.

Go to the Carers UK website via this link to to create an account and access a range of resources for carers.

To create your account enter your email address, choose a  password and use the following access code DPCN9365

Use this code to get free access to all the digital products and online resources, including:

  • E-Learning: Helping carers build resilience. Designed to help carers access advice and information relevant to their situation, find resources and identify sources of support including technology, as well as promote carers’ own health and wellbeing.
  • Jointly Care co-ordination app: A central place to store and share important information about the person you are caring for. Set up appointments, allocate tasks, save files and notes, manage medication and lots more.
  • Free publications Carers UK guides: Essential reading for carers including: Upfront guide to caring, Looking after someone – Carers Rights Guide and Being heard: A self-advocacy guide for carers.
  • More resources & info: Links to workplace resources. Access links to further resources and sources of information and support for people who are looking after a loved one.