Are you a carer?

Carers are people who, without payment, provide help and support for a family member, friend or neighbour who cannot manage on their own due to physical or mental illness, disability, substance misuse or frailty brought on by age.

Caring roles can include administering medication, lifting and handling, personal and emotional care.  Carers should not be confused with paid care workers, care assistants or with volunteer care workers.

Are you a young carer?

A Young Carer is defined as being someone under the age of 18 who carries out significant caring tasks and by doing so shoulders a level of responsibility for another person which is unexpected of someone of their age.  Is this you?  If so, we would like to help. Please click here to access the young carer’s leaflet. 

Do we know that you’re a carer/young carer?

If you are a patient at Madeley Practice and you’re looking after somebody, we want to know so that we can offer you support and be on hand if you need us.

At Madeley Practice we have a Carers’ Champion who is always happy to help.  Please contact Brigitte Knowles on the usual Practice telephone number (01782 750274) and she will put you on our Carers’ Register. Please click here to download the carers identification form. Brigitte will be available for you to contact throughout your ‘caring journey’ to answer any questions and offer support.  Please do not hesitate to contact her if you feel that you need a little more help.