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Carers Direct

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Are You a Carer?

Please tell one of our Receptions or Doctors that you are a Carer and ask for a Carer’s Pack. Please click here for a copy of our Carer’s Registration and Consent Form.

You can download this and complete and return to the Practice. We also have leaflets for Carers and a poster in the waiting room ( the attachment is above ).<
Brighton & Hove Carer’s centre<
The council website is an excellent source of information and advice for carers<
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The only Carer-led organisation in the UK<
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Care for the carers, offering advice on back protection<
Find your locally based charity offering services to give Carers a break.

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.


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