A Carer is defined as someone who, without payment, provides help and support to a relative or friend who otherwise could not manage to stay at home without their help due to age, sickness, addiction or disability. Young carers are particularly vulnerable.
Carers play a vital role and the relationship can be formal or informal. It doesn't matter if the person you provide care for is registered as a patient at Gold Street or not.
Please let us know if you are a Carer - we can direct you to help and support where needed or put you in touch with someone who can. If you care for someone, for example, you may be eligible for a free flu vaccination each winter - to protect both you and the person you care for.
You can let us know you're a Carer when your register with the surgery, or ask at reception for a form. Alternatively, simply ask the GP or Nurse to record you as a Carer on your medical record.