Carers Support

Carers at KMC

 

Are you a Carer?

If you are looking after someone who couldn’t cope without your help, we really would like you to let us know, so that we can ensure you receive all the support and information we can give. A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support. You are a Young Carer if you are under 18 in this role.

You can be added to the practice 'carer register' and gain access to information and support. This includes access to a named Carer Champion.

A Carer Champion is a staff member at your practice who support carers.

The Carer’s Champion at this practice is Christine Keeling and Jenny Guthrie.

 

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Carers can get information, advice and tailored support by contacting the Nottinghamshire Carers Hub by calling 0115 824 8824. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am until 5pm.

You can speak to an experienced support worker who will provide a personalised service that meets your individual needs. The service is available to all carers and all ages.

Alternatively, you can contact them using the following methods:

Email:  nottinghamshirehub@tuvida.org

Web:  www.tuvida.org/nottinghamshirehub /

Information and support for Carers (including carer’s assessments) provided by Nottinghamshire County Council can be found at

https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/care/adult-social-care/carers/support-for-carers or by contacting the Customer Service Centre on 0300 500 8080

NHS Links

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

Finance & 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 under-65s

    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.

    Benefits for the over-65s

    Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.

  • Carer's Assement

    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

  • 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