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A carer is defined as someone who, without payment, provides help and support to a relative, friend or neighbour, who could not manage to stay at home without their help due to age, sickness, addiction or disability.

If you are a carer, or someone who has a carer you might be interested in the forms and websites below.

If you have any suggestions as to what you would like to see on this page, please contact the surgery and let us know.

Carers Identification & Referral Form - let us know that you are a carer or that you are cared for

Carers Together, Southampton - webpage for this support organisation

Carers Assessment - to find out how to get a carers assessment



Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you


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.

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