Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you. When completing the carers registration form please contact the surgery if you wish to have your details passed on to the Herefordshire Carers Support Service and/or a referral to Adult Care Services for a Carer's Needs Assessment.
The Marches Surgery - Carers Policy
The Marches Surgery - Carers Identification and Referral Form
Herefordshire Carers Support is a registered charity providing practical support and advice to the carer community in the county. Click here to access their website for further details.
St Michael's Hospice is a local hospice providing various support and care for members of the community with life limiting illnesses. Click here to access their website for further details.
Crossroads Care Forest of Dean & Herefordshire Care Scheme is part of a national organisation that provides help and support to Carers across England, Scotland and Wales. Crossroads supports people who care for a person needing twenty four hour support and supervision at home, by providing an often much needed opportunity for a break. Click here to access their website for further details.
Carers UK is a charity set up to help the millions of people who look after an older, disabled or seriously ill family member or friend. Click here to access their website for further details.
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?
Carers support groups
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 person you care for
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to
- Death and benefits
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
- Managing someone's legal affairs
Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after
- 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
- Personal and household finance
Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers
- Social fund
- Tax credits
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible